LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Lafayette man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison in connection with the slayings of two men.

WLFI-TV reports ( ) 34-year-old Matthew Oertel was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of murder.

Thirty-six-year-old Aaron Hunter Jr. and 46-year-old Terry Smith Jr., both of Lafayette, were fatally shot during an August 2015 robbery at the Lafayette home they shared.

Co-defendant Jacob Guffey of Delphi pleaded guilty June 28 to two counts of felony murder and one count of auto theft. He faces a possible sentence of 55-67 years in prison when he’s sentenced Oct. 6.

Information from: WLFI-TV,

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