Indiana man gets 190 years for fatally shooting 3 in robbery

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Posted: Mar 06, 2017 1:35 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Indiana man to 190 years in prison following his convictions on three counts of murder.

WANE-TV reports ( ) 20-year-old Artavius Richards was sentenced Monday to 60 years each in the Feb. 24, 2016, shooting deaths of 23-year-old Mohamedtaha Omar, 20-year-old Adam Mekki and 17-year-old Muhannad Tairab.

He also got a 10-year term for a handgun enhancement.

A jury found Richards, of Fort Wayne, guilty last month. His first trial ended in a hung jury.

Investigators have said the slayings resulted from a robbery.

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Richards told the court he plans to appeal his sentence.

Also Monday, 19-year-old co-defendant Darrell L. McDaniel agreed to plead guilty to robbery. He faces no more than 20 years when he's sentenced April 10. Prosecutors agreed to drop three murder charges.


Information from: WANE-TV,