A Belle Valley man has been sentenced in connection with a September murder in Caldwell.
Court records indicate 34-year-old Larry A. Schoeppner was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole when he appeared before Judge John Nau in Noble County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday. Schoeppner previously pleaded “guilty” to a single count of aggravated murder with a firearm specification.
According to reports from the Noble County Sheriff’s Office, Schoeppner was charged as the only suspect in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Tracy L. Kay, at her Caldwell apartment on September 22, 2012. He was arrested at the scene of the crime after authorities received a call about a disturbance in the apartment.
Judge Nau said, in his sentencing, that Schoeppner will be eligible for parole after 25 years.