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Thursday, January 27, 2022 1:10 pm

Indianapolis man gets 55 years for killing man found in tub


Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for the 2018 fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in a bathtub at the gunman's home.

Dwight Shotts was sentenced Thursday for the killing of Anthony Cline. A Marion County jury had convicted him of murder last month in Cline's death.

Cline’s body was discovered in a bathtub inside Shotts’ house on April 30, 2018, after police received two 911 calls. The first caller said Shotts claimed to be suicidal, had a gun and there was a body in his home.

Shotts placed the second 911 and told a dispatcher “there’s a guy dead in my house,” according to the county prosecutor's office. He said during the call that he had shot a man in his bathroom a week before and told the dispatcher that he was armed and suicidal.

When officers arrived at Shotts' residence he exited his garage and surrendered without incident. A loaded revolver was found in Shotts’ garage, prosecutors said.

Cline was reported missing on April 24, 2018, and was last seen in the area near Shotts’ home.

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