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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.

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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

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

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

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

Murder charge dismissed in slaying at E.C. gas station

CROWN POINT | A murder charge was dismissed Tuesday against an East Chicago man who was accused of fatally shooting another man in November 2013. 

August 27, 2014 5:55 pm
Suspect in fatal shooting sentenced to 8 years in prison on separate charge

Suspect in fatal shooting sentenced to 8 years in prison on separate charge

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was sentenced to eight years in prison after admitting to breaking into a woman's home to steal electronics, according to court records.

August 26, 2014 8:45 pm

Woman accused of killing boyfriend facing new charges

CROWN POINT | A woman accused of strangling her boyfriend to death in 2013 is facing additional battery charges. 

August 19, 2014 5:15 pm
Gary man acquitted of murder charge

Gary man acquitted of murder charge

CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury acquitted a Gary man Wednesday in the November slaying of another city man in the 4400 block of Virginia Street.

August 13, 2014 7:15 pm
Shooting witness testifies at Gary murder trial

Shooting witness testifies at Gary murder trial

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecuting attorneys allege a 27-year-old man fatally shot Eugene Jackson Jr. because of Jackson's romantic relationship with a woman. 

August 12, 2014 6:39 pm

Occupation incorrect

A story in Tuesday's editions misstated a homicide victim's occupation. Jacob Oxley was a contract worker at ArcelorMittal and was a union member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150. 

August 12, 2014 3:26 pm
Jury selected in 'speedy trial' for murder in Gary

Jury selected in 'speedy trial' for murder in Gary

CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury was selected Monday for the trial of Robert L. Crawford who is accused of gunning down another man in Gary last year. 

August 11, 2014 7:45 pm
Gary man accused in killing says he's ready for trial

Gary man accused in killing says he's ready for trial

CROWN POINT | A 27-year-old man facing a murder charge is scheduled to go to trial Monday after insisting on having a speedy trial despite his attorney's hesitation. 

August 07, 2014 8:24 pm
Trial date set for C.P. teen accused of killing mom

Trial date set for C.P. teen accused of killing mom

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point teen accused of killing her mother is scheduled to stand trial early next year. 

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Man charged in weekend East Chicago fatal shooting

Man charged in weekend East Chicago fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 44-year-old man says he shot a man in East Chicago over the weekend in self-defense, court records show.

July 22, 2014 6:07 pm

Murder suspect's court hearing ends in argument between families

CROWN POINT | A tense hearing for Victor Marquez, who is accused of killing his wife, ended in an argument between families outside the courtroom. 

July 21, 2014 8:15 pm
Merrillville teen charged in slaying of flight attendant

Merrillville teen charged in slaying of flight attendant

CROWN POINT | A Merrillville resident was charged Friday in the brutal slaying of United Airlines flight attendant DeCarol Deloney-Cain, according to court records. 

July 11, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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