Indiana man gets 120 years for 2004 highway shootings

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A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on vehicles traveling along a northeastern Indiana highway and then shooting at police has been sentenced to 120 years in prison.

Thirty-five-year-old Donald William Myers III was sentenced Monday after telling Steuben Circuit Court Judge Allen Wheat he would "kind of like to go home." The Angola man was convicted April 19 on four counts of attempted murder in the April 2004 shootings along U.S. 20.

The Herald Republican reports Myers' mother asked the judge to allow her son to return home after saying he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia 10 years before the shootings.

Myers' case had been on hold due to his mental state, but a forensic psychology board last year found him competent to stand trial.

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