A gun dealer who sold a gun illegally to a man who killed a South Bend Police officer is sentenced to time in prison.
72-year-old Ronald Wedge will spend ten months in prison.
He pleaded guilty to falsifying court documents when he sold a gun to Scott Barnaby. The gun was then used to kill South Bend Police Corporal Nick Polizzotto days later.
Federal prosecutors asked for the maximum sentence claiming Wedge knowingly made mistakes when filling out paperwork looking to make quick cash.
They also say he showed no remorse for the crime and never apologized to the Polizzotto family.
“The bad thing is he will be out in ten months and going back to his family and my nephew has no father anymore because of his actions,” says Tony Polizzotto, Nick’s brother.
The defense asked for a probation sentence claiming Wedge made a one time mistake.
The maximum sentence was 10 years because of the plea agreement.