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Elkhart man sentenced to 64 years in slaying; body found in sewer

March 16, 2018

A northern Indiana man convicted of killing his estranged wife’s boyfriend in 2016 and hiding the body in a sewer has been sentenced to 64 years in prison.

Forty-two-year-old Scotty Irvin of Elkhart learned his punishment Thursday for the fatal shooting 41-year-old Mark Huber. Authorities say he wrapped the body in a tarp and hid it inside a sewer main at Kingsbury Fish and Wildlife Area in LaPorte County.

Irvin said nothing he could say would change anything, but insisted he’s “no coward” following a remark from a relative of Huber.

Irvin’s attorney Jeffrey Majerek had urged the court to consider a lesser sentence, noting Irvin’s age, his clean criminal record up until the killing and his willingness to cooperate with police. Irvin plans to appeal the sentence.

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