XENIA, Ohio - The man accused of killing his father was sentenced in Greene County Common Pleas Court Monday morning.
Pardeep Saini was found guilty and sentenced to 18 years to life by Judge Stephen A. Wolaver.
Onkar Saini, 66, was found shot to death inside a home in a Beavercreek home in Jan. 2012.
Pardeep Saini was later located and arrested in Moundsville, W. Va.
According to prosecutors, this case has been a long one.
The ruling on Saini's mental competency to stand trial in the first place, played a big part in keeping this case out of the court for so long.
Saini faced a bench trial in April after the court spent more than a year deciding if he was mentally stable enough to stand trial.
The county prosecution agreed Saini suffers from mental illness, but says he understands the difference between right and wrong.
"We thought from the very beginning this was a murder case, and the only issue was weather the defendant was legally sane and after analyzing the case and consulting with our experts, we believe that he was. He was legally sane," said Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Haller.
The court disagreed at first, until Saini was put on medication in June of 2012.
During his trial no clear motive was released, but both sides were asked by the judge to comment
"I know there was an argument, we don't know what the argument was about but we know there has been a history or issues between the two of them," said Haller.
Saini showed no emotion as the judge sentenced him to 18 years to life for the murder of his father with a gun.
"The state is very satisfied with today's verdict. We think the judge applied the facts to the law and reached the correct decision," said Haller.
The defense council refused to comment on the verdict and sentence, but did say they are planning to appeal.
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