The Tidioute man charged with shooting a woman to death shortly after taking bath salts, learned his fate today in court.
Fifty-three-year-old Randy Lee Poole will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
Poole was brought into a Warren County courtroom this morning in an orange and white jumpsuit and handcuffs.
He showed little emotion as Judge Gregory Hammond sentenced him to a minimum of 33 years in a state correctional institution.
Judge Hammond handed down a maximum sentence on each count, including 3rd degree murder, burglary, persons not to possess firearms and fleeing and eluding.
Poole was under the influence of bath salts when he entered 56-year-old Kathleen Sweeney's Deerfield Township home on December 20th.
Sweeney tried to escape and ran to her car, where Poole shot her twice in the head at close range through the drivers side window.
Before Poole was sentenced, he addressed the court, saying he was under the influence of bath salts and he doesn't remember exactly what happened.
Judge Hammond told Poole he showed no mercy when he murdered Kathleen Sweeney in cold blood, therefore the maximum sentence will be imposed - a minimum of 33 years behind bars up to a maximum of 66 years.
Poole is a convicted felon, so he should not have been in possession of a firearm, which added several years to his sentence.