Kosciusko County man to request reduced sentence in 2010 murder

October 4, 2018
A Kosciusko County man imprisoned at age 15 for killing his stepfather will ask a judge today to reduce his sentence.   Colt Lundy, 23, filed a motion in September to modify a 25-year prison sentence handed down in 2010. He and Paul Gingerich, then 12, shot Philip Danner to death in his Cromwell home on April 20, 2010.   Both pleaded guilty as adults to charges of conspiracy to commit murder.   Housed at the Westville Correctional Center, Lundy asks in court documents filed by his attorney to serve the rest of his sentence on home detention. He so far has served his time behind bars “without adverse incident and with having completed all programs available to him, including obtaining a higher education degree,” the motion states.   Gingerich is believed to be the youngest person ever sentenced in Indiana as an adult. He completed Allen County’s Re-entry Court program in July, court records show.   The Indiana Department of Correction reported last week Lundy could be released from prison in May 2020, but the agency’s website this morning lists a possible release date of December 2019.   A hearing on the sentence reduction is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. in Kosciusko Circuit Court.   For more on this story, see Friday’s print edition of The Journal Gazette or return to www.journalgazette.net after 1 a.m. Friday.   mleblanc@jg.net
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