Gerron sentenced to 50 years in prison for death of Nekeisha Hodges-Hawkins
LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- Just one month after he was found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Nekeisha Hodges-Hawkins, Charles Gerron was sentenced to 50 years in prison for her death.
Hodges-Hawkins was shot July 24, 2011 in Michigan City after leaving a birthday party.
Gerron had previously agreed to plead guilty to criminal recklessness, but a judge rejected the plea agreement.
He went to trial in September 2017 and was found guilty of murder by a jury on September 26.
The criminal recklessness charge was dismissed.