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Appeals court awards new trial to Gary man convicted of rape

Appeals court awards new trial to Gary man convicted of rape

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man convicted last year of rape and sentenced to 60 years in prison has won a new trial.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Supreme Court bars police claims of racist juries to win confessions

Supreme Court bars police claims of racist juries to win confessions

INDIANAPOLIS | Police officers attempting to obtain a confession absolutely cannot mislead a suspected criminal into believing that he or she will not receive a fair trial due to race, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm Related
Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday to determine whether a Gary man voluntarily confessed to murder or was improperly influenced by a Gary police detective who told him a black man can't get a fair trial in Crown Point.

February 06, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Appeals court affirms stepmother's 35-year prison term in Choate death

Appeals court affirms stepmother's 35-year prison term in Choate death

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the 35-year prison term issued to the stepmother of Christian Choate, an abused boy whose body was discovered in 2011 buried in a shallow grave at a Gary mobile home park.

November 06, 2013 6:40 pm Related
Supreme Court to decide if jury-bias claim led to murder confession

Supreme Court to decide if jury-bias claim led to murder confession

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether a Gary man voluntarily confessed to murder, or was improperly influenced by a Gary police detective who told him a black man couldn't get a fair trial in Crown Point.

September 16, 2013 2:59 pm Related
Absent at trial, but molester conviction stands, panel says

Absent at trial, but molester conviction stands, panel says

INDIANAPOLIS | An East Chicago child molester received a fair trial last year despite not being present in the courtroom, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled.

September 06, 2012 8:34 pm Related

Appeals court affirms conviction in Hammond bar slaying

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Monday upheld the conviction of a Hammond man for murdering a security guard outside a Hammond bar in 2008.

August 15, 2011 8:30 pm

Court: Second shot by Gary man not self-defense

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man went beyond self-defense when he fired a second shot into a man on his knees with his arms raised in the air, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled.

July 27, 2011 3:30 pm
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