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Homeless Man Gets 68 Years In Pizza Delivery Man's Killing
Updated January 16, 2017 7:31 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - A homeless man convicted in the fatal beating of an Indianapolis pizza delivery man has been sentenced to 68 years in prison.

A Marion County judge on Friday sentenced 29-year-old Jeremiah Roberts. A jury had convicted him in December of murder and robbery.

Prosecutors say Roberts and an accomplice, Derek Romano, lured 49-year-old John Sullivan to an Indianapolis home with the intent of robbing him.

The Indianapolis Star
reports that authorities say the pair tied Sullivan's hands behind his back with duct tape, fatally beat him with a hammer and drove off in his car.

Romano pleaded guilty to murder in February 2015 and is serving a 55-year prison sentence.

Authorities say the men were drifters who hitchhiked across the country until they arrived in Indianapolis shortly before the murder.

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