Teen sentenced in Evansville murder case

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Published: Sep. 12, 2022 at 12:15 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The 18-year-old accused of murder in a 2021 shooting was sentenced Monday.

Officials say Samajui Barnes was sentenced to 65 years in prison.

He was found guilty after a trial last month.

Authorities say Barnes shot 37-year-old Johnathan Stitts to death in October 2021.

Stitts was was found with several gunshot wounds near Haynie’s Corner.

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Barnes was 17 years old at the time of the murder, but he was tried as an adult.

Samajui Barnes
Samajui Barnes(Vanderburgh County Jail)