Man sentenced to 70 years in restaurant shooting

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MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for fatally shooting his former girlfriend last year in front of their teenage son and others.

A judge sentenced Jason Perry during a court hearing Monday. Perry pleaded guilty last month to charges of murder and being a habitual offender for the May 2013 shooting in Princeton that killed 34-year-old Jesica Tice.

The Princeton Daily Clarion reports Perry didn’t speak during the hearing. Perry bowed his head as Logan Tice testified, saying he didn’t consider Perry his father and describing Perry as a stalker who beat his mother.

Authorities say Perry shot Jesica Tice twice at close range as she and other family members were leaving a Princeton restaurant where they had celebrated Logan’s eighth-grade graduation. 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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