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50 Year Sentence Awaits Second Teen In Hershman Murder

Posted On July 31, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Ripley County Courthouse in Versailles.

Ripley County Courthouse in Versailles.

(Versailles, Ind.) – Sentencing comes Thursday for a teen who played a role in the death of a Milan woman.

Investigators say 17-year-old Daniel Hodge did not pull the trigger in the shooting of Nancy Hershman in December of 2012, but he was a participant in the attempted burglary at the widow’s home West Ellis Street home.

Hodge was in court last month to plead guilty to a reduced charge of Burglary of a Dwelling Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a Class A felony.

Hodge faces up to 50 years in prison when he is sentenced today by Judge Carl Taul in Ripley Circuit Court. A plea agreement would have the Colerain Township teen serve 30 years in prison, followed by 20 years on probation.

Hershman’s friends and relatives may have the opportunity to address Hodge in court before he is formally sentenced.

Eagle 99.3 will have the hearing covered.

1 comments
smartjw
smartjw

May none of those involved ever see freedom again. But we all know that won't happen. Thanks to our system of justice, even those who murder get a second chance. How comforting to the family of the murdered.