CROWN POINT | An Illinois man charged in the slaying of a Griffith business owner is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 20.
CROWN POINT | Video surveillance footage from Majestic Star Casino, an audiotape of a jailhouse phone call and the testimony of investigators played key roles in another hearing Wednesday to determine if the Alsip man charged with killing Griffith business owner Mary Austgen will be granted bail.
CROWN POINT | Two East Chicago residents testified Thursday about giving Ralph Martinez a ride from Majestic Star Casino on March 28, 2013, during a third hearing to determine if the Alsip man charged with murder in the slaying of Griffith business owner Mary Austgen will be granted bail.
CROWN POINT | The Alsip man charged with murder in the slaying of Griffith business owner Mary Austgen appeared in court Tuesday to determine if he will be granted bail.
CROWN POINT | An Alsip man charged in the death of Mary Austgen, 76, of St. John, told the court Wednesday he has been unable to hire a private attorney.
CROWN POINT | An Alsip man charged in the death of 76-year-old Mary Austgen appeared Friday without legal counsel before Lake Criminal Court Judge Diane Boswell.
GRIFFITH | An Alsip man charged with the murder of 76-year-old St. John resident Mary Austgen was arraigned Friday morning.
Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance talks Thursday about the charges against Ralph Martinez, of Alsip, in the killing of Mary Austgen.
Jeff Austgen talks Thursday at the Griffith Town Hall about the arrest of Ralph Martinez, of Alsip, who has been charged with murder in the death of Austgen's mother, Mary Austgen. Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance, left, also is on hand for the news conference.
Media crews fill Griffith Town Hall for a news conference announcing charges against Ralph Martinez, of Alsip, in the kidnapping and death of 76-year-old Mary Austgen. Her body was body was found March 29 at the Majestic Star Casino.
Griffith Police announced Thursday that charges have been filed in the murder of Mary Austgen.
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Police Department has announced a press conference for 3 p.m. today to announce updates in their multi-agency investigation into the murder of 76-year-old Mary Austgen.
Police searched this Alsip home Wednesday in the kidnapping and slaying of Mary Austgen, 76, of St. John.
Griffith police and the family of Mary Austgen spoke with the media on Monday, April 22, asking for information regarding her murder.
GRIFFITH | The son of a homicide victim made an emotional plea Monday for the public to provide more information about the kidnapping and slaying of his mother.
GRIFFITH | New details emerged Monday in the investigation into the homicide of 76-year-old Mary C. Austgen, including the possibility of a second suspect.
GARY | Police have new clues in the investigation of the killing of Mary C. Austgen, 76, of St. John, who was found dead of a gunshot wound inside her vehicle parked in the Majestic Star Casino garage March 29.
GARY | Police early Friday afternoon said they are treating the Griffith company owned by a St. John woman found shot to death in a Majestic Star Casino garage as a crime scene.
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