Barlow Sentenced to 44 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections

On Monday, January 13, 2014, 33-year-old Charles Barlow was formally sentenced in the Floyd County Superior Court 1 to 44 years in the Indiana department of Corrections.

Last month Barlow entered a plea of guilty to one count of Causing Death When Operating a Motor Vehicle with an ACE of .15% or more, a Class B Felony, and to three counts of Reckless Homicide, each listed as a Class C Felony, in addition to a Habitual Offender Enhancement.

The four victims, Thomas Stinson, 60, Michael Roby, 31, Tara Hirsekorn, 39, and Laura Weigand, 23, were each represented by members of their families in the courtroom. Seven of the members chose to give either verbal statements or shared letters they had prepared.

Prosecuting Attorney Keith Henderson stated: “I am pleased with the sentence. Nothing brings their lives back; however, I hope this brings closure to the families as the defendant is held accountable for his actions.”

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