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Man sentenced to 85 years in a Grant County murder and attempted murder case from 2020



Grant County, Indiana In 2020, a judge in Grant County sentenced a guy to 85 years in prison for the fatal shooting of one adolescent and the attempted murder of another.

On December 30, 2020, Seth Workman, then 17 years old, shot into a house, murdering Khloe Victoria Martin, 18, and wounded Peyton Xzavier-Lee Mills, also 18.

Before the case was transferred to adult court, he was initially detained as a juvenile. In November, Workman will turn 20. He was found guilty by the jury in a February trial.

Workman was sentenced by Judge Jeffrey Todd on a number of counts, including murder, attempted murder, marijuana peddling, burglary, theft, and illegal possession of a weapon.

Workman received the harshest punishment—55 years—for the murder charge. A 30-year term was included in the attempted murder charge. The judge ordered that the murder sentence be served concurrently with the sentences for the other crimes.

Todd emphasized the fact that Workman victimized multiple people as an aggravating circumstance in the sentencing order from this week. The age of the worker and “complete lack of prior criminal history” were taken into consideration as mitigating factors.

“The court finds the mitigating and aggravating circumstances balance, therefore, advisory sentences are appropriate for each felony offense,” Wood wrote in the order.

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the incident took place in the 7900 block of East 700 South on December 30, 2020, at around 10:20 p.m. When deputies arrived at the residence, they discovered Martin and Mills had been shot. While Mills was being flown to a hospital in Fort Wayne, Martin passed away from a gunshot wound to the chest.

According to the charging papers, Workman shot Martin and Mills many times inside the house “with the intent” to murder them.

Workman stated this week in court that he intended to appeal the verdict. As he awaited his trial and sentencing, he had already served 833 days, which the court recognized.

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