Orman enters plea agreement, judge takes it under advisement PDF Print E-mail

Both sides in the Timothy Orman murder case has agreed to a plea deal. Now, they must wait for Circuit Court Judge Larry Medlock to accept or decline it.


Under the agreement, Orman plead guilty to two counts of murder and agreed to a 90-year sentence.
“That’s no probation, nothing suspended,” said Washington County Prosecutor Dustin Houchin. “It is a fully executed sentence.”
Houchin did say if Orman has great behavior and does everything he is supposed to do, he could get out when he is in his 70s.
Houchin said should the judge agree with the agreement, Orman will have no opportunity for appeals and ultimatley saves Washington County tax payers thousands of dollars.
“We consulted with the family members of the victims and they were in agreement that this was the right thing to do,” Houchin said. “It meets everyone’s approval.”
Orman’s plea agreement stems from his involvement in a double homicide that took place on Rosebud Road in June of 2011.
The bodies of Timothy M. Orman, Sr., Salem and Roy L. Orman, 48, Salem were found in a shed on the Rosebud Road property.  
The homicide investigation began shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2011 when the Washington County Sheriff’s Department received a phone call about two deceased people located on property on Rosebud Road, just off of West Washington  School Road.  
Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies went to investigated and discovered the two bodies.
At that point, detectives and crime scene investigators from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg were called to the scene to assume the investigation. After interviewing several people and processing the crime scene a detective from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg placed Timothy Orman and Tammy Spengler under arrest for murder.
Spengler’s case went to trial earlier this summer and she was subsequently sentenced to 121 years.
After Spengler’s trial, Houchin applauded the work of law enforcement officers who worked the case.
“I think both the state police and the sheriff’s department, throughout the entire case, did a great job,” Houchin said. “We were handed a lot to work with. The case had challenges, but it’s good to work with those guys because of the good job they do.”