Marial Wel

Marial Wel pleaded guilty after authorities say he shot and killed his wife inside his Jeffersonville apartment in 2018. (WDRB file)

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana man will be sentenced later this month after police say he killed his wife in front of their teenage daughter last year.

Marial Wel pleaded guilty in April. He was scheduled to be sentenced on June 10 court for shooting his wife in the head inside his Jeffersonville apartment in 2018, while the couple's 13-year-old daughter watched, but the sentencing hearing was moved to June 25. 

Police say Wel drove to Louisville and confessed to the murder to an LMPD officer.

After entering a guilty plea, Wel will face a Clark County judge to find out how long he'll spend in prison. He is facing between 45 and 55 years in prison.

His blind guilty plea means he can appeal the sentence, but not the conviction.

Wel was denied bond, and has been jailed since the crime in January 2018. He faces up to 55 years in prison. 

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