Two teens sentenced for roles in Richmond slaying

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Two teenagers have been sentenced to 40 years or more in prison for roles in the slaying of an eastern Indiana man who authorities say was stabbed and shot during a drug money robbery.

A Wayne County judge on Thursday ordered a 45-year sentence for 18-year-old Montell Westfall and a 40-year term for 19-year-old Matthew Allen. Both pleaded guilty in the March 2012 killing of 48-year-old Michael Sekse of Richmond.

The Palladium-Item reports they admitted to conspiring with three others to attack Sekse and take the $11,250 he'd agreed to pay for 15 pounds of marijuana.

Prosecutor Mike Shipman says Allen and Westfall were the youngest and least culpable of those involved.

One defendant was sentenced to 90 years in prison. Cases against two others are pending in court.

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