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Indianapolis man sentenced in 2018 murder

Jacob McIntosh shot his mother's boyfriend
Posted at 3:33 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 15:33:31-04

INDIANAPOLIS—An Indianapolis man convicted in the murder of his mother's boyfriend has received a 50-year sentence.

In August, jurors convicted Jacob McIntosh in the murder of Jesse Daniels. McIntosh was sentenced Wednesday in Marion County Criminal Court.

When Indianapolis police officers arrived at a home in the 300 block of South Oakland Avenue early last year, they found Daniels with multiple gunshot wounds. McIntosh was also there and had a simple message for police, "I shot him."

A probable cause affidavit details what happened on Jan. 13, 2018.

McIntosh told police he held two guns to Jesse Daniels’ head and pulled both triggers. He told them he did it for his mother. “I’m glad he’s gone,” McIntosh reportedly told police. “I ended his life to begin a new one for my mother.” An autopsy showed Daniels had been shot nine times.

In an interview with police, McIntosh claimed Daniels had been taking advantage of his mother and was stealing from her. He said he “would take a life to not let that happen.” When police asked McIntosh where his mother was at the time of the shooting, he said she was right next to Daniels.