(ALBION) – A northeastern Indiana man who fatally shot two people while trying to retrieve a Prada purse worth nearly $10,000 has been sentenced to 170 years in prison.
36-year-old Michael Johnson of Fort Wayne learned his punishment Friday after a Noble County jury last month convicted him of charges including two counts of murder.
Court records said Johnson told investigators he shot 30-year-old Justin Adams and 39-year-old Amanda Feldstein in March at an apartment complex in Ligonier. Johnson said two women accompanied him to get the purse under the guise of conducting a methamphetamine deal.
One of the women pleaded guilty in September to aiding attempted robbery and was sentenced to prison. The other is awaiting trial.
Johnson gave a statement in which he apologized to relatives of the victims.