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Appeals court upholds 50-year sentence for Porter County stabbing

Appeals court upholds 50-year sentence for Porter County stabbing

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed Tuesday the 50-year sentence issued to a Valparaiso woman who brutally attacked a Center Township resident after he allowed her in to make a phone call following a traffic accident.

July 08, 2014 3:57 pm Related
Appeals court affirms 50-year prison term in murder of Gary teen

Appeals court affirms 50-year prison term in murder of Gary teen

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals rejected a sentence reduction request Monday from a Michigan City man serving 50 years for the 2011 murder of a Gary teenager, on top of a 20-year prison term for shooting at a Merrillville couple while driving on Interstate 80/94.

November 18, 2013 3:26 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: A rewrite of Indiana’s criminal code

GUEST COMMENTARY: A rewrite of Indiana’s criminal code

For the past several years, state legislators from both parties have been working with prosecutors, judges, public defenders and many other experts to reduce recidivism - the number of repeat offenders - in Indiana by overhauling the laws governing our criminal justice system. The end result…

March 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Michigan City man handed 20 years for I-80/94 shooting

Michigan City man handed 20 years for I-80/94 shooting

CROWN POINT | A Michigan City man was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in prison in connection with shots fired last year at a car carrying a Merrillville couple.

May 09, 2012 7:00 pm

Gary man sentenced in fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was sentenced Thursday to more than 19 years in prison for the 2007 shooting of an unintended victim.

July 28, 2011 8:48 pm

Judge has change of heart over one-time career burglar

VALPARAISO | Twenty-six years after sentencing Westville resident Paul Lucas Jr. to 110 years in prison for four home burglaries and for being a habitual offender, Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford agreed Monday to reduce the term and release him Wednesday.

June 06, 2011 6:00 pm
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