Fred Mott will serve 60 years in prison for the murder of Kari Ann Nunemaker, who was 16 at the time of her death in 1991.
Judge George Biddlecome pronounced the sentence this afternoon, several weeks after a jury found Mott sexually abused and killed Kari.
More than 20 of Kariâs family members and friends turned out but chose not to speak at the sentencing, instead giving a letter to Biddlecome. Even one of the jurors in the case attended the sentencing to see the case through.
Now that his Indiana case is concluded, Mott will return to California to serve his six consecutive life sentences for violent sex crimes.
Mott said there was no evidence he killed Kari other than two witnesses with questionable credibility and said his attorneys didnât do their jobs. He admitted to being a rapist -- though not specifically admitting to raping Kari -- but said heâs not a killer, and said the case was grandstanding by Prosecutor Curtis Hill.
He plans to appeal his sentence.
Hill said Mottâs âbeyond redemptionâ and âin all likelihood should and would burn in hell.â
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Previous trial coverage:
Guilty verdict closes terrible chapter for Nunemaker family, 2/2/08
Nunemakerâs family, friends, find final chapter bittersweet, 2/2/08
Truth editorial - Lessons learned from trial, 2/3/08
Mott guilty of Nunemaker murder, 2/1/08
Itâs now up to the jury in Mott case, 2/1/2008
Closing arguments underway in Mott trial, 2/1/2008
Mott murder case set to go to jury, 2/1/2008
Jurors retrace Nunemakerâs last steps, 1/31/2008
Mott jury to visit key sites in Nunemaker murder this morning, 1/31/2008
Jurors hear bits of case against Mott, 1/31/2008
Police, neighbors and a former roommate testify in Mott trial, 1/30/2008
Forensic pathologist describes Nunemaker injuries to jury, 1/30/2008
Forensic pathologist begins morning testimony in Mott trial, 1/30/2008
Mott trial: Teen's last day detailed, 1/30/2008
Victimâs mother gives emotional testimony in Mott trial, 1/29/2008
Testimony under way in Mott trial, 1/29/2008
Six Mott jurors selected by late afternoon, 1/28/2008
Publicity an issue in selecting Mott jury, 1/28/2008
Fred Mottâs trial beginning for death of Kari Nunemaker, 1/28/2008
Before the trial:
Kari Nunemakerâs murder shook the community, 1/26/2008
Suspect in Nunemaker killing charged, 3/8/2006