Lafayette man sentenced to several decades for his role in 2017 killing

A man accused of taking part in a drug robbery that left a man dead last year is sentenced to four decades in prison.

Posted: Apr 11, 2019 2:30 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2019 3:32 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A man accused of taking part in a drug robbery that left a man dead two years ago is sentenced to four decades in prison. Wesley Hampton pleaded guilty to charges including Burglary Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and being a Habitual Offender.

He was one of several people who pushed their way into an apartment on Center Street in January of 2017 to steal drugs from people inside. During the robbery, John Byler was shot and killed.

Hampton's co-defendant, Aaron Vance, will be sentenced for his part in the case tomorrow.

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