Lundy transferred to work release

January 3, 2019

The Kosciusko County man sent to prison as a teenager for the fatal shooting of his stepfather was transferred to work release Wednesday.

Colt Lundy, 23, will be under limited supervision at the South Bend Community Re-Entry Center and could be allowed to leave the facility to look for work or work in the community, the Indiana Department of Correction reported.

A judge in November agreed to reduce the 25-year prison term he was given, and Lundy is scheduled to finish the sentence on home detention beginning in March.

In April 2010, Lundy, 15 at the time, and Paul Gingerich, then 12, shot Philip Danner to death in his Cromwell home. The slaying was part of a plan by Lundy, Gingerich and other boys to run away to the West Coast, investigators said.

Lundy and Gingerich pleaded guilty as adults to conspiracy to commit murder, and each boy was sentenced to 25 years behind bars.

Gingerich spent seven years in prison and was released in 2017.

Lundy asked in court documents last year to serve the rest of his sentence on home detention.

He has served time in prison “without adverse incident and with having completed all programs available to him, including obtaining a higher education degree,” the documents state.


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