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Gary man gets 103 years for shooting woman dead, burning car

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Gary man gets 103 years for shooting woman dead, burning car
Posted at 9:16 PM, Apr 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-05 21:21:39-04

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."