Last year, a man shot and killed his wife and a bystander at a gas station in southern Indiana. Another person was injured in the attack. A jury in the case found Amir Douglas, a Cherokee man from New Albany, guilty of the crimes in August. He has since been sentenced to 240 years in prison.

Associated Press, New Albany. Last year (2022) he was accused of shooting and killing his wife and a bystander at a gas station in southern Indiana. A third person was also injured in the attack. Meanwhile, the culprit in the case was sentenced to 240 years in jail on Wednesday.

In August, a jury found Cherokee Amir Douglas of New Albany guilty of two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of robbery.

2 people died in the attack 

Prosecutors said Douglas married Brandi K., 38, of Louisville, Ky., in April 2022. Douglas and 43-year-old Lorin M. Yealy. The police chased him to a nearby restaurant, where he took the owner Vinnie Wayne hostage. She was injured after falling from his car.

On the other hand, investigators do not believe there is any connection between Yale and Cherokee or Brandy Douglas.

They say Yale, a customer at the gas station, was shot as he was walking to his vehicle.

Demand for 131 years jail for defendant

Floyd Superior Court Judge Kari Stiller gave Douglas the maximum sentence, calling his crime “the most serious of crimes.”

Douglas apologized to the victims’ families but said he planned to appeal the jury’s decision.

Defense attorneys requested that the defendant be sentenced to a minimum of 131 years in prison.