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Indiana boy 16 years old sentenced for murdering and molesting 6-year-old girl

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Indiana boy 16 years old sentenced for murdering and molesting 6-year-old girl



For molesting, and then killing a 6-year old girl in Indiana in the woods nearby her home in 2021, a 16-year-old Indiana man was sentenced to 64 year imprisonment.

Judge Jeffrey Sanford sentenced Anthony Hutchens, 16, to 64 years prison on Friday morning after he had been convicted for heinous crime. Sanford sentenced Hutchens for nine years for the alleged molestation and 55 years for the killing of Grace Ross, 6-year-old. Hutchens must also register as a sexual offender after he is released from prison.

Sanford stated to the courtroom that he could only speculate about the sadness felt by Grace’s family and that he imagined Mrs. Hutchens feels alone in the courtroom.

The judge stated, “No matter how much sentence I give today, it won’t ease anyone’s pain and won’t bring Grace back.”

Jeff Kimmell, Anthony Hutchens’ defense attorney, told the courtroom, “People change, especially juveniles, and people are capable of rehabilitation, so it was the right decision because that’s not something that just should be finalized while this child was at this particular age.”

Kimmell said, “Rather than making a decision and securing his sentence to more than 60 years imprisonment, a decision that cannot be re-examined again, he…



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