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Jason Cozmanoff

Cozmanoff gets 12 years in hit-and-run of Lake officers

Cozmanoff gets 12 years in hit-and-run of Lake officers

CROWN POINT | Jason Cozmanoff, 44, received a 12-year prison sentence Friday in the hit-and-run that killed Lake County Corrections Officer Britney Meux and injured three fellow officers on March 6, 2012.

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Potential sentence in fatal hit-and-run not easy to add up

Potential sentence in fatal hit-and-run not easy to add up

CROWN POINT | When a Lake County jury last week made a clean sweep of 13 charges filed against a Lakes of the Four Seasons man found guilty in a fatal hit-and-run, penalties mounted.

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Cozmanoff in Porter County custody for safekeeping

Cozmanoff in Porter County custody for safekeeping

CROWN POINT | A Lakes of the Four Seasons man convicted Wednesday of the hit-and-run of four Lake County correctional officers, killing one, has been booked into the Porter County Jail out of safety considerations.

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Driver guilty in hit-and-run that killed correctional officer

Driver guilty in hit-and-run that killed correctional officer

CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury on Wednesday found Jason Cozmanoff, who turned 44 on Wednesday, guilty on all 13 counts in an undisputed hit-and-run that killed county Correctional Officer Britney Meux and injured three fellow officers last year.

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LOFS man's hit-and-run trial nears close

LOFS man's hit-and-run trial nears close

CROWN POINT | Lake County jury members on Tuesday were taken to the scene of a hit-and-run that last year left a county correctional officer dead and three others seriously injured.

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Bartender: Cozmanoff not drunk

Bartender: Cozmanoff not drunk

CROWN POINT | A bartender at a Griffith bar that Jason Cozmanoff left less than two hours before a hit-and-run that killed one correctional officer and injured three others testified Thursday that Cozmanoff was not drunk.

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Pathologist: Dead officer hit ground with 'tremendous force'

CROWN POINT | A forensic pathologist Wednesday detailed injuries to fallen Lake County correctional officer Britney Meux that spanned her body from head to foot.

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Community Corrections director describes scene of fatal hit-and-run

CROWN POINT | Kellie Bittorf recalled the vivid scene of a man frantically waving his arms and yelling as she drove away from a county corrections building in spring 2012.

December 03, 2013 5:48 pm

Surviving officers testify at Cozmanoff trial

CROWN POINT | Three surviving correctional officers in a hit-and-run crash that killed a fourth officer testified Monday on the first day of the Jason Cozmanoff trial.

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Fatal hit-run trial continues Monday

CROWN POINT | The trial of a Lakes of the Four Seasons man charged in the fatal hit-and-run death of a Lake County Jail officer continues Monday.

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Jury seated in trial of LOFS man charged in fatal hit-run

CROWN POINT | Jury selection in the upcoming trial of a Lakes of the Four Seasons man charged in the death of a Lake County Jail officer concluded Tuesday afternoon.

November 26, 2013 6:15 pm

Jury selection begins in Cozmanoff trial

CROWN POINT | Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Lakes of the Four Seasons man accused of a hit-and-run accident last year that killed a county jail officer and severely injured three others.

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Cozmanoff trial to begin Dec. 2

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez on Wednesday set Nov. 14 for what could be a last pre-trial hearing in the case of a hit-and-run accident that killed a county correctional officer and injured three others.

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Ind. high court to consider timing of civil lawsuit in Meux case

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a civil lawsuit can proceed against a Lakes of the Four Seasons man accused in the fatal hit-and-run of a Lake County corrections officer while his criminal trial is pending.

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Trial rescheduled in hit-and-run death of Lake County officer

Trial rescheduled in hit-and-run death of Lake County officer

CROWN POINT | The trial of Jason R. Cozmanoff took a surprising turn Tuesday morning, with Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez excusing the jury selected after a marathon session Monday and ordering a new trial date set.

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Cozmanoff trial spawns marathon jury selection process

CROWN POINT | Jury selection in the trial of Jason R. Cozmanoff was still going on late Monday in Lake Criminal Court, interrupted at one point by a storm-related power outage.

June 24, 2013 9:05 pm
Two high-profile Lake County trials to start Monday

Two high-profile Lake County trials to start Monday

CROWN POINT | As the week opens, Lake County juries will be selected to hear two high-profile criminal cases replete with emotional details that moved the region.

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LOFS driver in fatal hit-run involving corrections officers facing trial Monday

CROWN POINT | Jason R. Cozmanoff goes on trial Monday in Lake Criminal Court, charged with multiple felonies in a hit-and-run that killed Lake County Jail Officer Britney Meux, 25, and seriously injured three other officers on March 6, 2012.

June 21, 2013 5:27 pm

Court approves removal of memorial as Cozmanoff trial approaches

CROWN POINT | With the trial in the high-profile case approaching, Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez on Thursday approved a defense motion to remove a memorial to a Lake County corrections officer killed during the hit-run incident.

June 13, 2013 7:45 pm

Appeals court rules Cozmanoff wrongful death civil lawsuit can proceed

CROWN POINT | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a lower court's decision to stay discovery in a wrongful death lawsuit launched against a Lakes of the Four Seasons man. James Cozmanoff, 43, is facing criminal charges in the death of Lake County corrections officer Britney Meu…

May 23, 2013 2:37 pm
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