A former Western professor was sentenced to four years in prison on Sept. 6.
Colin Reedy, who taught industrial design at Western from March 2002 until June 2004, was sentenced in United States District Court to four years in prison for buying a gun for another man to murder a man from Grove City, Ohio, according to a press release issued by the Department of Justice on Sept. 6.
Reedy, 46, was also fined $5,000 and ordered to serve 300 hours of community service as part of the ruling.
Reedy plead guilty on Dec. 20, 2011 to one count of making false statements in connection to the purchase of a firearm, according to the press release.
According to U.S. District Court documents from the Southern District of Ohio, Reedy knowingly made a false statement and representation to Butch’s Gun Shop in Seattle in November 2010, when he falsely represented that he was buying a Kel-Tec nine millimeter pistol for himself. He actually purchased the firearm for transfer to another person, according to U.S. District Court documents.