CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Lake County judge has sentenced a Gary man to more than 103 years in prison for fatally shooting his girlfriend and leaving her body in a car he set ablaze.
A jury last month convicted 37-year-old Hugh Scott for the June 2018 slaying of 39-year-old Davita Ward. Judge Samuel Cappas sentenced him Tuesday to 65 years for murder, 16 years for aggravated battery, two and a half years for arson and 20 years for a habitual offender enhancement.
Scott has denied his involvement in the crime. He said in court, “I am not that monster they are pointing me out to be."