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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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