Muncie man sentenced to 45 years in prison for slaying

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A Muncie man was sentenced to 45 years in prison after telling a judge he fatally shot a man after catching him having sex with his fiancee.

The Star Press reports Delaware Circuit Judge Kimberly Dowling on Thursday accepted the sentence specified for 26-year-old Joshua Michael Haskins in a plea agreement. Haskins pleaded guilty in January to murder in last May’s slaying of 29-year-old Gary Barbour Jr.

Haskins told the judge he was on the apartment’s second floor putting his children to bed when he heard noises downstairs and saw his longtime girlfriend having sex with Barbour. Haskins said he and Barbour fought briefly, and then left.

Deputy Prosecutor Zachary Craig said Haskins retrieved a handgun went to the back of the building and shot Barbour repeatedly. 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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