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June 4, 2014

Teen gets 15 years for role in Steuben Co. slaying

ANGOLA, Ind. - A judge has sentenced a northeastern Indiana teenager to 15 years in prison in connection with the slaying of a Muncie man.

Nineteen-year-old Tyler Lee Biggs of Fremont also received 10 years of suspended sentence and five years on probation Tuesday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for the July 7 death of 29-year-old Ruben Sanchez Jr. at Jimmerson Lake. Prosecutors dropped a murder charge in a plea deal.

Biggs admitted providing the gun that 28-year old Mark Hines of Jimmerson Lake used to shoot and kill Sanchez. Hines pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced in November to 45 years in prison.

Court documents say the shooting occurred during a fight between Sanchez and Hines during a long weekend of partying.

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