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Man convicted in 2018 Indianapolis murder goes to prison for 90 years

Two others wounded in west side incident
Posted at 3:21 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 15:21:06-05

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man convicted in an April 2018 shooting death will go to prison for 90 years.

Anthony Smith was sentenced Thursday in Marion County Criminal Court.

In December, jurors found Smith guilty in a west side Indianapolis shooting that left a woman dead and two other people with serious injuries.

Smith is the second of two suspects in the shooting. Last year, Fransuah Matthews was convicted and sentenced to 95 years in prison.

The shooting took place during a robbery at a home in the 1200 block of Manhattan Avenue.

Kylie Price was killed by gunfire, another victim was paralyzed from the waist down and a third person suffered nerve damage, according to Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears.

According to a probable cause document, one of the survivors told police his father had arranged for a methamphetamine and gun deal with the two suspects. Instead, three people ended up with multiple gunshot wounds and Price died.

The survivors gave police enough information to identify Mathews and Smith as the suspects and both were arrested. The prosecutor says police searched Mathews' residence and found multiple firearms, including a gun that was used in the shooting.

"The courage of the surviving victims to not only identify the suspects, but testify during the trial was instrumental in two successful prosecutions," said Mears.

Smith was found guilty of Murder, Attempted Murder, Battery and Robbery.