12-Year-Old Gingerich Sentenced 25-Years For His Role In Murder Plot

By Scott Sarvay

January 4, 2011 Updated Jan 4, 2011 at 5:51 PM EDT

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A Kosciusko County boy was sentenced for his role as a triggerman in the death of a friend's step-father.

Paul Gingerich was 12 when he pleaded guilty in November to one count of "conspiracy to commit murder" in the death of Phillip Danner.

He faced up to 50-years in prison but was sentenced to 25.

Prosecutors say Gingerich and 15-year-old Colt Lundy shot Danner multiple times in his rural Kosiucsko County home last April.

They told investigators they wanted to run away to Arizona to sell t-shirts.

Lundy was sentenced to 25-years in prison. 12-year-old Chase Williams was sentenced to a juvenile facility for his role as a lookout in the murder.

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