NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a southern Indiana man to 65 years in prison for fatally beating a friend whom prosecutors said also was tortured.
Forty-three-year-old Noah Nevil of New Albany received the maximum sentence Thursday after being convicted of murder May 10 in the 2015 slaying of 58-year-old Earl Moore.
Prosecutors say Nevil beat Moore, left him for dead and set the victim’s home on fire. Moore was pulled from the burning home but later died in a hospital.
One of Nevil’s attorneys said he likely will appeal.
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Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson called the crime was “heinous” and said “Nevil should neither be released from prison nor ever see the free light of day.”
Caroline Krouse, a cousin of Moore, said the sentencing brings some closure for the family.