Men sentenced to prison in 2013 murder and robbery case

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Adrian Anthony

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 11, 2015)– Two men convicted of fatally shooting a man during a 2013 robbery learned their punishment this week.

Adrian Anthony and Christopher Bell killed Robbie Gibson outside a home on North Gray Street in November 2013. Bell was 17 at the time, but was tried as an adult. Anthony was sentenced to 62 years in prison after his conviction on charges of robbery, murder and carrying a handgun without a license. Bell was sentenced to 45 years in prison on charges of murder and robbery.

A jury found the pair guilty in April.

According to court documents, Robbie Gibson and his brother Ron Gibson were working construction on a duplex on North Gray Street when Anthony and Bell approached. The two suspects pulled a handgun and demanded everything in the Gibson brothers’ pockets. Anthony then stuck a gun in Ron Gibson’s back and threatened to shoot him.

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Christopher Bell

After Ron Gibson gave his cell phone to Anthony, Bell took off running. While he ran after the suspect, he heard a pop before his brother Robbie yelled, “I’ve been shot!”

Anthony was previously found guilty for his role in a violent home invasion on the north side of Indianapolis and sentenced to 318 years in that case. He’s also being held in two additional unrelated cases including a violent October 2013 home invasion on North Spring Mill Road. A trial in that case is scheduled for August.

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