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Ex-Purdue student pleads guilty in shooting

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A former Purdue University student has pleaded guilty to firing the shot that killed a friend during an alcohol-fueled prank at an off-campus apartment.

Twenty-three-year-old Corey Lunch of Carmel faces two years to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to felony charges of reckless homicide. Lynch was charged with shooting 21-year-old Landon Siela of Fort Wayne shortly before classes started in August.

Lynch and 22-year-old roommate William Calderon of Fort Wayne had been drinking alcohol with Siela and decided to scare him by pointing guns at him when he left the bathroom. Authorities said Lynch's gun fired and the bullet struck Siela in the throat.

The Tippecanoe County judge scheduled Lynch's sentencing for March 5. Calderon has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of pointing a firearm.

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