Alan Bennett sentenced to 65 years in prison for murder

Alan Bennett sentenced to 65 years in prison for murder

SPENCER CO., Ind. (WFIE) - A Spencer County man convicted last month of murder has been sentenced on Tuesday to 65 years in prison.

A jury found 52-year old Alan Bennett guilty of shooting 64-year old Linda Bowman after deliberating for two hours.

He was ordered to par $27,699.39 in restitution. That’s $5,000 in fines and the rest in court costs.

Indiana State Police say Bennett shot Bowman during a domestic dispute at their Grandview home before shooting himself.

Bowman died from that gunshot wound, while Bennett spent time in the hospital before being taken to jail.

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