Indy man sentenced in North Vernon murder case

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NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WISH) – An Indianapolis man was sentenced Tuesday to 60 years in federal prison for his role in the 2014 murder and robbery of a gun store owner near North Vernon.

In August, 25-year old Darryl Worthen entered a guilty plea in federal court related to the murder of Scott Maxie and the robbery of a gun store.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, in September 2014, Darryl Worthen, his brother Dejuan Worthen and cousin Darion Harris traveled to North Vernon to see what inventory was inside the Muscatatuck Outdoors Gun Shop and made plans to rob the owner. They returned the next day to commit the robbery, and during the robbery, the U.S. Attorney’s office said Darryl Worthen shot and killed Maxie.

“This type of violence is something no family or community should have to face,” said United States Attorney Josh Minkler. “Judge (Sarah) Evans Barker sent a loud and clear message that gun violence will not be tolerated in the Southern District of Indiana and those committing violent crime will be held accountable.”

Harris and Dejuan Worthen are both awaiting trial on their charges.


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