An Indiana man was sentenced to 85 years in prison for the murder of his mother’s boyfriend in front of his mother, as well as for recording the whole incident on voicemail, which was acquired exclusively by Fox News Digital. The voicemail was played back at the sentencing hearing.
According to court documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Cody Allen Wade, then 33 years old, stabbed Carl Haviland at least seven times in 2020 because he felt that his mother “disrespected him.”
Wade was convicted guilty of murder following the conclusion of his trial in August. On September 6th, his sentence was handed down by Judge Robert A. Pell of the Superior Court in Clay County.
According to court documents obtained from the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office, he had a habitual offender enhancement applied to his sentence because he had at least 12 prior convictions, including a felony for an alleged burglary in 2013 and another for arson in 2018. Both of these felonies were committed in 2018.