Lake Station man's murder trial opens

2014-03-17T19:00:00Z 2014-04-21T17:43:09Z Lake Station man's murder trial opensLU ANN FRANKLIN Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
March 17, 2014 7:00 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | A jury was seated Monday in the murder trial of a Lake Station man accused of killing his wife in September 2012.

Opening arguments in the case against Troy Shawn Meyers will be presented Tuesday morning by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Christine Parry and Public Defender Richard C. Wolter. Parry will then begin presenting evidence in the trial in Lake Criminal Court.

According to court documents, Shannon Meyers, of the 400 block of East 28th Avenue in Lake Station, died of multiple blunt force injuries to the head and body. Those injuries included a massive hemorrhage from a lacerated esophagus and a broken neck, the documents state.

Troy Meyers told police the couple had been drinking throughout the day and that his wife started spitting up blood about 2:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 2012, a probable cause affidavit says.

However, witnesses reported Shannon Meyers was spitting up blood three days before Lake Station police and emergency medical personnel were called, the affidavit states.

A criminal arrest warrant was issued for Troy Meyers on Feb. 22, 2013. He was taken into custody in Phoenix three days later and extradited back to Lake County, court records state.

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