Lafayette man sentenced to 55 years for double homicide

The booking photo of Matthew Oertel is shown. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man was sentenced to 55 years behind bars for his roll in the murders of two people at a Lafayette home in August of 2015.

Thirty-four-year-old Matthew Oertel received his sentence Friday afternoon.

Oertel pleaded guilty on July 14 to two counts of felony murder and one count of being a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm.

Co-defendant Jacob Guffey is scheduled for sentencing in October.

Both men were charged in August 2015 for the murders of 36-year-old Aaron Hunter Jr. and 46-year-old Terry Smith Jr., who both lived in a home on Perrine Street. Both men died of gunshot wounds.

Comments are closed.