Woman sentenced to 65 years for murder

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A 23-year-old woman will serve the maximum sentence of 65 years in prison for killing 20-year-old Shelby Vonholdt in June 2021.

An Allen County judge sentenced Valerie Hardiek on Friday for the woman’s death.

The victim’s father, Toby Vonholdt, said he feels the judge “made a sound decision.” He and her mother Shana Pineault both fought tears as they read their statements to the judge.

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