LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- A 21-year-old Indiana man has been sentenced to 80 years in prison for the beating death of a roommate whose acid-soaked body was found buried in a shallow grave.
Darren J. Englert apologized Tuesday to relatives of 26-year-old Jeremy K. Gibson before he was sentenced by a Tippecanoe County judge on charges that included murder and conspiracy to commit criminal confinement.
A jury convicted Englert in November in Gibson's July 2011 killing. The Journal & Courier reports (http://on.jconline.com/T9yzCs ) Englert is planning to appeal.
Prosecutors said Englert and two other people who had been living with Gibson's Lafayette apartment killed him following an argument. His body was buried in a shallow grave and the trio later returned and poured acid onto Gibson's body, leaving him unrecognizable.