Man gets 87 years in fatal shooting of barberNovember 26, 2019
By The Associated Press
FORT WAYNE — A Fort Wayne man convicted of fatally shooting a barber he had argued with during a haircut has been sentenced to more than 87 years in prison.
An Allen County judge sentenced 34-year-old James L. Dodson Jr. on Monday to the maximum term of 87 ½ years allowed under his murder and criminal recklessness convictions.
He was convicted in the April 9 killing of 46-year-old Michael LoVett Jr. outside his Fort Wayne barbershop.
Authorities said Dodson was getting a haircut there when he got into an argument with LoVett and left before his haircut was finished. Dodson later returned and shot LoVett several times.
He told a judge Monday that LoVett had provoked the attack by pulling a gun.
Dodson was arrested in May by federal agents in northeastern Mississippi.
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