N. Ind. man pleads guilty in Goshen fatal shooting

A 24-year-old northern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to a fatal shooting near the downtown of a small northern Indiana city.

Daniel Heflin

A 24-year-old northern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to a fatal shooting near the downtown of a small northern Indiana city.

Daniel Heflin of Goshen faces a 90-year prison sentence as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors on the charges of murder and attempted murder.

Goshen police said Heflin fired at a pickup truck on March 22, killing 26-year-old John Staub of Goshen and injuring another man. Police said the shooting resulted from an earlier dispute between two other men.

The Goshen News reports that Heflin's plea made in court Tuesday calls for 45 years in prison on the murder and attempted murder charges and an additional 45 years on a criminal gang sentence enhancement. Heflin is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 6.

One of Heflin's co-defendants, Dustin Saylor, 22, was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to assisting a criminal.

Elisa Horton, 22, was sentenced to four years in prison after also pleading guilty to assisting a criminal.

And William Terry, 25, was sentenced to 25 years behind bars for conspiring to commit murder.


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