By J Swygart - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Lima News
LIMA — Gavin Lauck, the trigger-man in the shooting death almost a year ago of Damere Oliphant outside a Shawnee Township apartment, apologized to the family of his victim Monday before being sentenced to 18 years to life in prison for murder.
The 20-year-old Lima man accepted a deal from prosecutors last month that called for him to plead guilty to the murder charge in exchange for the state’s dismissal of additional charges of involuntary manslaughter, kidnapping and trafficking in drugs. At that time, Lauck learned of the sentence he would receive, which Judge Jeffrey Reed said is mandatory under Ohio law.
Lauck was sentenced Monday to 15 years to life in prison on the murder charge, with an additional mandatory three years for the use of a firearm during the commission of the crime.