Elkhart man gets 100 years in store shootings

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 8:53 PM

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) -- A judge has sentenced an Elkhart man to 100 years in prison for the fatal shootings of two convenience store workers during a robbery.
 
Twenty-two-year-old Richard Gross was sentenced to consecutive 50-year terms for the deaths of 55-year-old Jagtar Bhatti and 20-year Pawan Singh at Saleh's Market last September. Bhatti owned the Elkhart store.
 
The Elkhart Truth reports (http://bit.ly/1wuPPne ) Gross pleaded guilty to two counts of felony murder in December.
 
Gross said he intends to appeal the sentence.
 
Defense attorney Jeffrey Majerek had asked that Elkhart Circuit Judge Terry Shewmaker order the two sentences to be served concurrently. He said Gross was not the shooter, was remorseful, and has a history of mental illness.
 
Accomplice 29-year-old Kevin Moore of Elkhart was sentenced last month to 120 years in prison.
 

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