INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 12, 2015)– The man convicted in the murder of an Indianapolis father-to-be was sentenced Tuesday in a separate shooting.
Simeon Adams, 18, will serve 12 years in jail for carrying a handgun without a license and aggravated battery in connection with the March 30, 2014 shooting of Erick Douglas. The court dropped an attempted murder charge as part of the plea deal.
This sentence is in addition to his earlier 55-year sentence for shooting and killing expectant father Nathan Trapuzzano.
Douglas’ shooting occurred just two days before Trapuzzano’s murder. Court documents link Adams to a theft at a west side gun store on March 22 in which about 30 guns were stolen. Preliminary results showed the same gun that killed Trapuzzano was also used in the shooting of Douglas.