Convicted Murderer Sentenced

News Release

New Albany, IN – Floyd County Prosecuting Attorney Keith A. Henderson announced today that James P. Duffy was sentenced to a term of 83.5 years to serve in the Indiana Department of Corrections.

On January 30, 2019 Duffy was found guilty of Murder, Robbery and Auto Theft. His sentence today was 65 years for murder, 16 years for Robbery, and 2.5 years for Auto Theft, to be served consecutively.

Mr. Henderson said, “I am pleased with the sentence that was handed down today. This brutal murder in our community is deserving of an 83 ½ years prison sentence. I believe that this will help to bring some measure of closure to the family of Lewis Morrison.”

Duffy was found guilty after a two-and-a-half-week jury trial of the brutal murder of the elderly veteran, and longtime resident of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Lewis Morrison. The State of Indiana was represented in the sentencing hearing by Deputy Prosecutor Jerry Jacobi.

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