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Man gets 95-years for murder and attempted murder

2016 shootout leaves 23-year-old victim dead
Posted at 2:50 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 14:50:43-05

NEW CASTLE — A 29-year-old New Castle man will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of one man and the attempted murder of another.

Camron Perkins was sentenced to 95-years in prison during a hearing Tuesday in New Castle.

On November 6, 2016, 23-year-old Chancellor Smith was shot and killed at a home in the small Henry County community of Spiceland. A second man, 26-year-old Jessie Fulton, was shot and wounded.

Last month, a Henry County jury found Perkins guilty of both crimes.

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At the time of the shootings, police said three men, including Perkins, broke into the home intending to steal a safe in which drugs were believed kept. Smith and Fulton were inside and were shot.

One of the other suspects, 30-year-old Tyler Pennington, who was also shot during the incident, pleaded guilty last year to a charge of attempted robbery resulting in seriously bodily injury. He received a 30-year sentence.

A third suspect, 27-year-old Devin Asberry, was charged with murder and attempted murder and is scheduled to go on trial later this year.