Updated Tue, Jun 18, 2013 7:31 am
A judge has sentenced a man to 23 years to life in prison after he admitted fatally shooting a contractor while trying to rob a rented barn in rural in central Ohio last year.
Danny Hensley, 50, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in the October slaying of Thomas Miller of Pataskala, east of Columbus.
Miller, 69, was a contractor who kept his tools and supplies in the rented barn near his home. Prosecutors said he responded to a security alert at the barn on Oct. 21 and blocked in Hensley's vehicle. Hensley, prosecutors said, fired six shots into Miller's windshield.
Police arrived a short time later, and Hensley was captured after a foot chase.
Hensley has an extensive criminal record in several Ohio counties.