Central Indiana man gets 55 years for fatal stabbing, strangling of 66-year-old sister-in-law



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ELWOOD, Indiana — A judge has sentenced a central Indiana man to 55 years in prison for the fatally stabbing and strangulation of his 66-year-old sister-in-law.

The Herald Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1HYnqx9) a judge accepted the plea agreement for George Knotts of Elwood and handed down the sentence Monday in the slaying of Linda Speer of Elwood. Her daughter found the body July 8.

A probable cause affidavit says Speer had been choked with a pink scarf and stabbed 14 times with a sharp object.

Kevin Burt, Speer's son-in-law says, says the 68-year-old Knotts will never get out of prison and will be forgotten while Speer's memory is kept alive by her by the family by the stories they will tell her six grandchildren.


Information from: The Herald Bulletin, http://www.theheraldbulletin.com

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