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135-year sentence in Indianapolis party shooting

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A man has been sentenced to 135 years in prison on murder convictions in a shooting at an Indianapolis birthday cookout that killed two people and injured six others.

A Marion County judge ordered the sentence Wednesday against Damion Martin, who a jury convicted on two murder counts and other charges.

Authorities said two men opened fire at the August 2010 gathering on the city's near west side in possible retaliation for another killing a year earlier. The 37-year-old woman hosting the party and a 54-year-old man were killed.

One man charged with Martin was acquitted and jurors couldn't reach a verdict on murder charges against a third man.

Prosecutor's office spokeswoman Brienne Delaney tells The Indianapolis Star that the office intends to retry Antwan Williams in the case.

Information from: The Indianapolis Star

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