George Hiotis

Morgan Teen Sentenced

by George Hiotis on November 19, 2009 at 2:42 am

The Morgan County teenager who pled guilty to the beating death of a Malta woman was sentenced today to life in prison.

Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell says 18-year-old Travis Lee Fischer appeared in Morgan County Common Pleas Court before Judge Dan Favreau.  Fischer is not eligible for parole for 30 years.

Fischer plead guilty earlier this month to aggravated murder, rape, aggravated burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and arson in the death of 35-year-old Abi Matthews.  The incident happened June 2nd of this year.

Authorities say Fischer got into a fight with Matthews at her Third Street Apartment, killed her and stole her car and lit it on fire.