Man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend’s father

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PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — Jurors have recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole for a southwestern Indiana man they convicted of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend’s father.

The Gibson County jury reached a guilty verdict Tuesday on murder charges against 25-year-old Austin Blaize for the January 2013 killing of 47-year-old Terry Monier at the older man’s home near the town of Fort Branch about 20 miles north of Evansville.

The Princeton Daily Clarion reports Blaize testified that he didn’t kill Monier but that Blaize’s ex-girlfriend testified she saw him threaten her new boyfriend with a gun and then heard the shots that killed her father.

Defense attorney Ivan Arnaez tells the Evansville Courier & Press that Blaize will appeal the conviction.

The judge scheduled sentencing for Sept. 25. 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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