Deputy Prosecutor Loren Delp presented the state’s case at a trial and sentencing and said, “This was a senseless act that caused so much pain to the Guthrie family and many people of this community who knew Jill. It is our hope that some good will come from this senseless act and people will learn that you cannot do drugs and drive, period.”
At sentencing, Hendricks County Superior Court 5 Judge Stephanie Lemay-Luken found as aggravating circumstances that Land had his child in the car at the time, did not have insurance, and used illegal drugs while the case was pending.
She sentenced him to the 10 years in prison followed by five years of probation. She further suspended Land’s driver’s license for four years.
Hendricks County Prosecutor Patricia Baldwin stated, “We are pleased with the sentence. We know it does not lessen the terrible loss suffered by the family, but hope it brings some sense of justice to this tragedy.