RIPLEY CO. – In August, Nickalas Kedrowitz was found guilty of murdering his 11-month-old stepbrother, Nathaniel Ritz, and nearly 2-year-old half-sister, Desiree McCartney.
A jury deliberated for just over six hours last August before finding Kedrowitz guilty of murdering his 11-month-old stepbrother, Nathaniel Ritz, and nearly 2-year-old half-sister, Desiree McCartney. Kedrowitz was 13 years old at the time of the crimes.
On Tuesday, he appeared in court to receive his sentence — 50 years in prison for both counts of murder. According to WLWT, a judge ruled those terms must be served consecutively, meaning Kedrowitz will serve a total of 100 years.
Investigators said Kedrowitz smothered the kids to death. Both were killed at the family’s home in Osgood. Police say Desiree was murdered in May 2017 and Nathaniel in July 2017.
A judge previously found Kedrowitz competent to stand trial and ordered him to adult court. Indiana law allows juveniles as young as 12 to be tried as adults for murder.