Gary man gets 40 years for roles in homicide, shooting

2013-07-17T20:30:00Z 2013-07-17T20:35:11Z Gary man gets 40 years for roles in homicide, shootingTimes Staff nwitimes.com
July 17, 2013 8:30 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | A Gary man on Wednesday was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his roles in a homicide and a separate shooting that wounded one person.

Marvel Harper, 22, pleaded guilty to charges of attempted robbery and aggravated battery in connection with the two crimes in Hammond.

A plea agreement called for Harper to serve concurrent 40-year and 15-year sentences on the charges.

In the first case, Harper admitted going to the area of Alice Avenue and Carroll Street with two co-defendants to rob 32-year-old David Alexander Jr.

Alexander was shot and killed by one of the co-defendants.

Harper also admitted he and two co-defendants fired into a group of people near Monroe and Kenwood streets two days earlier, striking a man walking in the area.

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