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Judges affirm 53-year sentence for bank shooting

January 31, 2013

The man who shot a pregnant teller in Indianapolis, leading to the death of her twins, had his sentence on remand upheld by the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Brian Kendrick was convicted of Class A felony attempted murder, Class B felony robbery, two counts of Class C felony feticide, and Class A misdemeanor carrying a handgun without a license for his role in the 2008 robbery of a Huntington Bank and shooting Katherine Shuffield in the abdomen. He appealed his convictions and 53-year sentence, and the Court of Appeals ordered the feticide convictions vacated on the basis of double jeopardy and ordered Kendrick resentenced.

The trial court again resentenced him to an aggregate term of 53 years.

“While Kendrick’s sentence for Class A felony attempted murder increased from thirty years to thirty-eight years, his aggregate sentence, fifty-three years, did not change. Therefore, the trial court did not impermissibly increase Kendrick’s sentence,” Judge Melissa May wrote in Brian Kendrick v. State of Indiana, 49A05-1206-CR-314.

 

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