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Murder Case

Teen who killed dad: 'You're free, Mom'

Teen who killed dad: 'You're free, Mom'

HAMMOND | When defense attorney John Cantrell last December went to the Lake County Jail to see his new client, a 17-year-old Gary boy who shot and killed his father, he asked the boy how he was doing.

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Public defender reappointed in Austgen murder case

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.

June 27, 2013 12:05 am

Judge sets trial date for Hammond man accused of killing son

CROWN POINT | A Nov. 18 trial date was set Wednesday for a Hammond man charged with murder in the shooting of his young son.

June 26, 2013 9:00 pm

New trial date set in shooting of Merrillville store clerk

MERRILLVILLE | A Merrillville man charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a Lucky Mart Foods clerk will face trial July 8.

June 06, 2013 5:20 pm

Gary man pleads guilty to firing on victim later killed by co-defendant

CROWN POINT | One of two Gary men charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a third Gary man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of criminal recklessness.

May 08, 2013 7:30 pm
Alsip man accused in Austgen slaying gets public defender

Alsip man accused in Austgen slaying gets public defender

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.

May 03, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Gary man gets 55 years in murder case

Gary man gets 55 years in murder case

CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court judge sentenced a Gary man to 55 years in prison Friday following the defendant's guilty plea to murder while suffering from a mental illness, his attorney confirmed.

April 11, 2013 6:56 pm
Calumet Twp. man again rejects reduced plea in mother's slaying

Calumet Twp. man again rejects reduced plea in mother's slaying

CROWN POINT | A Calumet Township man accused of murder in the death his 94-year-old mother for the second time on Wednesday publicly rejected pleading guilty to a felony with a maximum sentence of eight years.

March 27, 2013 8:12 pm
Police: Drug dealer admits to stabbing woman found dead

Police: Drug dealer admits to stabbing woman found dead

CROWN POINT | Authorities arrested a Gary man Wednesday in connection with the death of a Michigan woman whose body was found in 2011 at the Ivanhoe Nature Conservancy in Lake County.

January 17, 2013 7:15 pm
'For Holly and Fred': Traditions help family cope with loss at Christmas

'For Holly and Fred': Traditions help family cope with loss at Christmas

Christmas dinner with the Hiebers always included cake. Birthday cake.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Man charged in fatal shooting of Gary liquor store owner

Man charged in fatal shooting of Gary liquor store owner

CROWN POINT | Prosecutors have charged an Elkhart man with murder in the shooting of a Gary liquor store owner in 2010.

November 28, 2012 7:45 pm
Jury finds Gary man guilty but mentally ill in homicide

Jury finds Gary man guilty but mentally ill in homicide

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Criminal Court jury deliberated two hours Wednesday before finding a Gary man guilty but mentally ill in a fatal shooting.

November 07, 2012 2:16 pm
Police: Michigan City man killed, mutilated missing woman with ax

Police: Michigan City man killed, mutilated missing woman with ax

CROWN POINT | A repeat offender currently serving time at the Westville Correctional Facility faces unrelated charges in the slaying of a woman whose bones were discovered two years ago in a shallow grave in Gary.

September 26, 2012 5:00 pm
Judge appoints public defender co-counsel in Choate case

Judge appoints public defender co-counsel in Choate case

CROWN POINT | Hammond attorney Randy Godshalk will continue to go unpaid in his defense of Riley Choate but will be joined by an attorney from the public defender's office.

September 21, 2012 1:30 pm Photos

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Cleveland man gets 20 years for deadly stabbing in Gary

CROWN POINT | An Ohio man on Thursday was sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally stabbing a Gary man in 2008.

September 20, 2012 8:45 pm
Gary man admits to fatally shooting friend

Gary man admits to fatally shooting friend

CROWN POINT | A Gary man pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday to fatally shooting a friend from the backseat of the man's car in November.

September 18, 2012 7:00 pm
Guilty plea offered in fatal stabbing of Whiting funeral home director

Guilty plea offered in fatal stabbing of Whiting funeral home director

CROWN POINT | The 31-year-old Robertsdale man charged in the slaying of a local funeral home operator pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter.

September 18, 2012 2:30 pm

Gary man, 28, is sentenced to 45 years in fatal stabbing

CROWN POINT | A 28-year-old Gary man was sentenced Thursday to 45 years in prison for last year's fatal stabbing of Keenan Poe.

June 14, 2012 3:12 pm

Defense scrambles as Choate murder trial approaches

CROWN POINT | Defense lawyers for the father and former step-mother of abuse victim Christian Choate told a judge they are running out of money and time to prepare for next month's murder trial.

April 10, 2012 6:00 pm
M'ville man acquitted of killing infant daughter, convicted of neglect

M'ville man acquitted of killing infant daughter, convicted of neglect

CROWN POINT | A Merrillville man accused of shaking his infant daughter to death was acquitted of murder Monday but was found guilty on three counts of child neglect.

March 26, 2012 9:30 pm
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