Justin Brewer sentenced to 85 years for 2019 murder case

Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 5:54 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 2:44 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Justin Brewer was sentenced to 85 years in prison for the shooting death of Delvin Mitchell back in January of 2019.

He was also found guilty of gun and habitual offender enhancements.

According to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office, Brewer was sentenced to 60 years for murder, 13 years for the firearm sentencing enhancement and 12 years for the habitual offender sentencing enhancement.

Brewer was found guilty of murder last month.

Justin Brewer
Justin Brewer(Vanderburgh County Jail)

In January 2020, Brewer pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from the same case.

He was sentenced to 37 months in prison.

His wife Amber, also pleaded guilty in the federal case. In the local case, she reached a plea deal that meant she only pleaded guilty to assisting a criminal.

She was sentenced Thursday to time served.

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