Man gets 50-year sentence in man’s slaying

(WLFI Photo, file)
(WLFI Photo, file)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in the slaying of his girlfriend’s estranged husband.

A Vanderburgh County judge also sentenced 19-year-old James Levi Mayhugh on Tuesday to a one-year sentence on a theft charge. Mayhugh had pleaded guilty to both charges in October.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports Mayhugh is the third and final person to be sentenced in the March 2012 killing of 42-year-old Keith Vaughn.

A judge sentenced Vaughn’s estranged wife, 23-year-old Megan Mecum, in December to 55 years in prison after a jury convicted her of murder, armed robbery and other charges in Vaughn’s death.

Prosecutors said Mecum encouraged Mayhugh and his cousin to rob and kill Vaughn in his Evansville home.

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