INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court is the pinnacle of a state court system that in any given year handles some 1.6 million cases filed in the state's 92 counties, including roughly 180,000 cases in Lake County and 38,000 in Porter County.
CROWN POINT | The man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield closed his eyes Wednesday as a judge read information about the state's intent to seek the death penalty against him.
CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield, according to court records.
INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court reacted skeptically Thursday to claims that judicial and prosecutorial mistakes allegedly made during Kevin Isom's death-penalty trial rise to the level of fundamental error and warrant a new trial.
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INDIANAPOLIS | Don't look for Indiana Republican Greg Zoeller to join the growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend their states' laws prohibiting same-sex marriage and denying recognition of valid gay marriages performed elsewhere.
CROWN POINT | The Indiana Public Defender Commission has reported total defense costs in the Kevin Isom death penalty case at nearly $700,000 as of Monday with half that amount returned to Lake County.
INDIANAPOLIS | A death row inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has won the chance to argue he's become too mentally ill in prison to be executed.
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CROWN POINT | Lake County officials say the tab for the Kevin Isom death penalty case is capped at $750,000, and any more will have to be borrowed.
CROWN POINT | Kevin Isom was sentenced to death Friday as recommended last month by a Lake County jury.
HAMMOND | Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against an alleged gang member accused of aiding in the homicides of six people.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury took less than two hours Friday to sentence convicted murderer Kevin Isom to death.
CROWN POINT | Kevin Isom, now a convicted murderer facing a possible death penalty, has no major prior criminal history, graduated from high school against the odds and held a steady job as a security guard for some 15 years.
CROWN POINT | Family members of Kevin Isom testified Wednesday as the sentencing phase of the capital murder trial began the morning after Isom's conviction.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury took two hours Tuesday afternoon to find a Gary man guilty of murdering his wife and two stepchildren.
CROWN POINT | The lead detective in the Kevin Isom murder case testified Thursday about a statement Isom gave police the day after his wife and two stepchildren were slain in the family's Gary apartment.
CROWN POINT | He didn't move them, but items at the crime scene were moved at different junctures of the investigation into Lake County's ongoing capital case, a crime lab technician testified Wednesday under grilling by the defense at Kevin Isom's murder trial.
CROWN POINT | Among dozens of crime scene photographs admitted Tuesday into evidence against Kevin Isom were photos of a shotgun, two handguns, ammunition and an alcohol bottle, all strewn about the foot of Isom's bed.
CROWN POINT | Police responding more than five years ago to a triple homicide at a Gary apartment complex continued to testify Monday, the seventh day of trial for Kevin Isom.
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