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Mother accused in fatal beating of Gary toddler appears in court

Mother accused in fatal beating of Gary toddler appears in court

CROWN POINT | A woman accused of beating to death her 22-month-old son made her first formal appearance in court Friday. 

October 17, 2014 6:26 pm Related

Hammond man beat neighbor to death with bat, police say

CROWN POINT | As Hammond officers were investigating the beating death of Robert K. Swafford Wednesday, a neighbor across the street was burning his bloody clothing.

October 16, 2014 6:50 pm Related
After four years of delays, E.C. woman asks judge to dismiss child abuse case

After four years of delays, E.C. woman asks judge to dismiss child abuse case

CROWN POINT | The case against an East Chicago woman who is accused of beating her toddler to death could be dismissed, and she could be released from jail as early as next week.

October 16, 2014 6:15 pm Related
Gary man sentenced to 60 years in neighbor fatal beating

Gary man sentenced to 60 years in neighbor fatal beating

CROWN POINT | A 20-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to 60 years in prison for the beating death of his neighbor. 

October 09, 2014 7:55 pm Related
Man accused in beating death of toddler appears in court

Man accused in beating death of toddler appears in court

CROWN POINT | A Gary man accused of beating to death his toddler son pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday morning.

October 08, 2014 7:15 pm Related
E.C. man's murder retrial scheduled for 2015

E.C. man's murder retrial scheduled for 2015

CROWN POINT | A 25-year-old man is expected to stand trial next year more than a year after his first trial ended in a mistrial. 

October 05, 2014 12:05 am
Parents charged in toddler's beating death

Parents charged in toddler's beating death

GARY | A 22-month-old boy was covered in so many marks from beatings as he struggled to be potty trained that his mother couldn't distinguish which were recent wounds, according to court records. 

October 02, 2014 4:55 pm Photos

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Trio charged in robbery, homicide of Gary man

Trio charged in robbery, homicide of Gary man

CROWN POINT | Two months before DeShelon Hicks Jr. was shot to death in his home last weekend, one of the suspects was released from the Lake County Jail pending an unrelated murder charge, according to court records.

October 01, 2014 7:14 pm Photos

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Suspect in Gary officer's slaying appears in court

Suspect in Gary officer's slaying appears in court

CROWN POINT | A third court-appointed attorney has joined the defense team of Carl Blount, who is accused of fatally shooting Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield. 

October 01, 2014 6:20 pm Photos

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Charges filed in weekend homicide at birthday party

Charges filed in weekend homicide at birthday party

HAMMOND | A 38-year-old man was charged Monday in the shooting death of a Hammond man who was celebrating his birthday, according to court records. 

September 29, 2014 6:03 pm
Man sentenced to four-year prison term in fatal shooting

Man sentenced to four-year prison term in fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 25-year-old man was sentenced Friday to four years in prison after admitting to shooting another man in 2010, according to court records. 

September 19, 2014 5:57 pm
Death penalty sought against Blount

Death penalty sought against Blount

CROWN POINT | The man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield closed his eyes Wednesday as a judge read information about the state's intent to seek the death penalty against him.

September 17, 2014 11:30 am
State to seek death penalty for suspected cop killer

State to seek death penalty for suspected cop killer

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield, according to court records. 

September 16, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Hammond man pleads guilty in shooting death of 10-year-old son

Hammond man pleads guilty in shooting death of 10-year-old son

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man admitted Tuesday to fatally shooting his 10-year-old son in 2011 before attempting to take his own life, according to court records. 

September 16, 2014 2:35 pm
Man found guilty in beating death of 60-year-old woman

Man found guilty in beating death of 60-year-old woman

CROWN POINT | For three days in December 2012, Dorothy J. Griffin slowly died at a local hospital as her brain swelled from injuries suffered in a beating inside her Gary apartment.

September 04, 2014 8:15 pm
Jury hears evidence in Gary beating death

Jury hears evidence in Gary beating death

CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury heard evidence Wednesday of the chaotic morning surrounding a beating that led to a Gary woman's death.

September 03, 2014 8:20 pm

Hobart man charged in fatal stabbing back in jail

CROWN POINT | A Hobart man accused of fatally stabbing an East Chicago man during a gas station fight last year is back in the Lake County Jail. 

September 03, 2014 6:11 pm
LaPorte man charged with murder

LaPorte man charged with murder

LAPORTE | The man charged with murder in the weekend stabbing death of a LaPorte man was covered in blood as he fled on a mo-ped with his girlfriend, according to court documents. Police caught him a short time later.

September 02, 2014 6:15 pm
Man facing retrial in neighbor slaying rejects plea deal

Man facing retrial in neighbor slaying rejects plea deal

CROWN POINT | A 20-year-old man charged in the beating death of his neighbor is scheduled to stand trial this week. 

September 02, 2014 5:45 pm
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