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Gingerich pleads guilty to murder conspiracy

Sentencing set for Feb. 3

WARSAW – An Indiana teenager has formally pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder under a plea agreement announced two weeks ago.

WSBT-TV reported ( ) 15-year-old Paul Gingerich pleaded guilty Monday in Kosciusko Circuit Court to the same charge to which he pleaded guilty three years ago, but then successfully appealed.

Gingerich was one of three juveniles charged with killing 49-year-old Phillip Danner in April 2010 in a plot to run away to Arizona.

The plea deal calls for a 30-year sentence with five years suspended, meaning Gingerich would remain under state supervision for 25 years.

He could serve that time in a maximum-security facility if he gets in trouble, or in a group home, community corrections, on probation or parole if he’s well-behaved.

Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 3.