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Ind. man pleads guilty in Pillsbury plant shooting

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) – A southern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to murder in the August 2009 shooting of a Pillsbury plant co-worker after allegedly crashing his car through the plant’s security gate.

The deal Monday recommends that 45-year-old Freddie Love of Jeffersonville receive a 55-year prison sentence for the slaying of 48-year-old Christopher Trowell.

Police say Love fatally shot Trowell near the plant’s loading dock after chasing him from a nearby residence where Love allegedly fired gunshots outside.

The Courier-Journal reported Tuesday ( that Floyd Superior Court records show Floyd County Deputy Prosecutor Timothy Gray agreed to drop a charge of criminal recklessness.

Love and Trowell worked together at Pillsbury. Trowell was on the way home after work when he encountered Love’s vehicle and returned to the plant.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,

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