Man gets 65 years for random killing

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — A judge has sentenced a man to 65 years in prison for fatally shooting an 82-year-old suburban Indianapolis man in what investigators said was a random act of violence.

Twenty-three-year-old Damoine Wilcoxson of Indianapolis was sentenced Thursday after being found guilty of murder in a bench trial of killing 82-year-old John Clements of Zionsville as the man walked to his mailbox in the middle of the day on Sept. 28, 2016.

It was the town’s first murder in 20 years.

Wilcoxson already is serving a 37-year sentence for three shootings in Indianapolis after the Clements slaying. He fired shots at two city police stations and was arrested after a standoff during which he shot at police. Shell casings from those shootings linked Wilcoxson to Clements’ death.

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