Fort Wayne woman sentenced to 65 years in 2021 murder case

Photo Supplied/Van Wert County Sheriff's Office

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne woman who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in a 2021 murder was sentenced to 65 years behind bars.

Valerie Hardiek, 24, was sentenced Friday in the murder of Shelby Vonholdt according to our Partners in News at ABC 21.

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Hardiek shot Vonholdt multiple times back on June 20, 2021 at a home in the 1800 block of Eileen Street. She was arrested a day later at a  gas station in Van Wert after she was accused of walking around with a gun and pointed it at a customer.


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