Trial postponed for Gary man charged in store clerk's killing

2013-07-18T20:00:00Z 2013-07-18T20:50:05Z Trial postponed for Gary man charged in store clerk's killingTimes Staff nwitimes.com
July 18, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

MERRILLVILLE | A Gary man will now face trial in November in connection with the fatal shooting of a Merrillville store clerk.

Lake Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray on Thursday rescheduled a July murder trial of 22-year-old Jeremy Blue for Nov. 4.

Judi Simpson-Beaver, 48, of Merrillville, was shot to death in March 2012 during an armed robbery at Lucky Mart Foods, 5695 Cleveland St.

Blue was arrested within days and later charged with murder, murder in the perpetration of a robbery and robbery.

Court documents state a man identified as Blue was wearing a hockey-style mask when he entered the convenience store about 1 p.m. March 4.

Blue is alleged to have shot and killed Simpson-Beaver even though she complied with his demands for money.

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