Indiana man gets 60-year term in slashing death

Ryan Klug
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A central Indiana man who says a television message told him to kill his roommate has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for the woman's death.

A Bartholomew County judge ordered the sentence Thursday for 37-year-old Ryan Klug. He pleaded guilty but mentally ill last month to murder charges for the November death of 26-year-old Adaobi Obih in the Columbus apartment they shared.

The Republic reports Judge Stephen Heimann described Klug's actions in choking, stabbing and slashing Obih's throat as a butchering.

Klug said he intended to appeal the sentence.

Klug told a psychiatrist that television voices told him to kill Obih, who was an engineer at Cummins Inc.

Her friends say Obih was sharing the two-bedroom apartment with Klug to save on expenses.

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