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Few cases make it to Indiana Supreme Court

Few cases make it to Indiana Supreme Court

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.

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Ind. Supreme Court to review life sentence for M'ville KFC murderer

Ind. Supreme Court to review life sentence for M'ville KFC murderer

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will review on Thursday the life without parole sentence given last year to a Merrillville man who beat to death a Merrillville restaurant manager.

February 06, 2013 7:00 pm
Life sentence tossed for Jada Justice killer, Supreme Court sets 65-year term

Life sentence tossed for Jada Justice killer, Supreme Court sets 65-year term

INDIANAPOLIS | Engelica Castillo was ordered to serve 65 years in prison instead of life for murdering her 2-year-old cousin, Jada Justice. The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Castillo's original sentence of life without the possibility of parole was inappropriate.

July 31, 2012 5:00 pm Related
M'ville man gets life without parole for murder of KFC manager

M'ville man gets life without parole for murder of KFC manager

CROWN POINT | The man who beat to death a Merrillville restaurant manager was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

January 12, 2012 4:50 pm
Killer of Merrillville KFC manager up for sentencing

Killer of Merrillville KFC manager up for sentencing

CROWN POINT | An adult daughter of a slain Merrillville KFC manager unwittingly sympathized with her mother's killer after speaking to him at the bloody scene.

January 09, 2012 9:30 pm
Jada Justice killer seeks reduced sentence

Jada Justice killer seeks reduced sentence

INDIANAPOLIS | It was wrong to sentence Engelica Castillo to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of her 2-year-old cousin, Jada Justice, because Castillo's co-defendant likely will receive a much shorter prison term.

October 31, 2011 7:05 pm

Sentencing hearing in Merrillville KFC killing delayed until Jan. 9

CROWN POINT | The sentencing hearing for Ronnie Rice, of Merrillville, has been reset to Jan. 9.

August 16, 2011 12:00 am

Gary murder defendant pleads guilty to reduced charge

CROWN POINT | Murder defendant Arthur Green, who faced a potential sentence of life without parole if found guilty of the charge, has entered into a plea bargain in which the maximum penalty is a 50-year prison sentence.

December 06, 2010 7:30 pm

Judge will set later trial date in slaying of child, 5, in Gary

CROWN POINT | Rochell Johnson, accused in the killing of 5-year-old Leon Walker in April, won't be going to trial Jan. 18 as scheduled.

November 30, 2010 12:00 am
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