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Murder Trial

Lake Station man's murder trial opens

Lake Station man's murder trial opens

CROWN POINT | A jury was seated Monday in the murder trial of a Lake Station man accused of killing his wife in September 2012.

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Hung jury in beating death murder trial

Hung jury in beating death murder trial

CROWN POINT | After more than five hours of deliberation Wednesday, a jury could not come to a verdict in the murder trial of Ahkeem Shakur Scott-Manna, 19.

March 05, 2014 9:15 pm

Gary man guilty of murder at pizzeria in '12

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was found guilty Friday of murder along with numerous other counts in the slaying of a man during a 2012 fight at a pizza place, according to court officials.

November 22, 2013 8:06 pm
Gary man on trial for murder in Gary pizza shop shooting

Gary man on trial for murder in Gary pizza shop shooting

CROWN POINT | A Gary man is on trial for murder in a fatal shooting last year in a pizza shop.

November 19, 2013 5:45 pm
Witness testifies Blue admitted shooting store clerk

Witness testifies Blue admitted shooting store clerk

CROWN POINT | Jurors in the Jeremy Blue murder trial on Wednesday heard a boyhood friend and accomplice identify Blue as the killer of a Merrillville convenience store clerk.

November 13, 2013 8:19 pm

Jeremy Blue murder trial recessed until Tuesday

CROWN POINT | The trial of Jeremy Blue, who is accused of murder in the shooting of a Merrillville convenience store clerk, recessed before noon Friday and will resume at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

November 08, 2013 1:32 pm

Woman witnesses dying store clerk drawing 'last gasp'

CROWN POINT | Testifying Thursday in the murder trial of Jeremy Blue, a witness to the last moments of Judi Simpson-Beaver said she urged the dying store clerk to hold on.

November 07, 2013 5:15 pm

Callers to police hotline testify to identifying Blue as shooter

CROWN POINT | Two women who called police identifying the shooter in last year's Lucky Mart Foods armed robbery were among those testifying Tuesday in the murder trial of Jeremy Blue, of Merrillville.

November 06, 2013 4:55 pm Related

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Prosecutor: Store clerk's slaying 'a stone-cold execution'

CROWN POINT | The last words of a slain Lucky Mart Foods clerk were, "Jeremy, why are you doing this?" a prosecutor said Tuesday.

November 05, 2013 8:15 pm Related

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Man admits being shooter in deadly East Chicago brawl

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man on trial for the murder of a man beaten during a brawl between two groups pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless homicide.

November 05, 2013 6:41 pm
East Chicago murder defendant on trial

East Chicago murder defendant on trial

CROWN POINT | The trial of an East Chicago man alleged to be the triggerman who killed 29-year-old Daviantae Dunham in July 2012 opened Monday.

November 04, 2013 7:18 pm
Jeremy Blue murder trial getting underway

Jeremy Blue murder trial getting underway

CROWN POINT | A trial begins this week for a man accused of killing a  Lucky Mart Foods clerk last year.

November 04, 2013 4:34 pm Photos

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Trial postponed for Hammond man accused of killing his son

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Diane Boswell on Wednesday canceled next month's trial for a Hammond man charged with the murder of his 10-year-old son.

October 16, 2013 7:00 pm
Jury acquits Cal Twp. man of murder in mother's death

Jury acquits Cal Twp. man of murder in mother's death

CROWN POINT | Jurors deliberated less than four hours Friday before acquitting a Calumet Township man of murder but finding him guilty of the neglect and battery of his 94-year-old mother.

October 11, 2013 8:04 pm

Gary man convicted in murder of Griffith schoolteacher

CROWN POINT | A Lake Superior Court jury convicted a Gary man in the slaying of a former local schoolteacher after deliberating for about four hours Thursday.

October 10, 2013 7:45 pm Related

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DNA links Lewis to slain Griffith woman

CROWN POINT | A DNA analyst testified Wednesday blood from a Griffith woman's car and fluid from a sexual assault kit showed DNA profiles of both the woman and the man accused of killing her.

October 09, 2013 1:33 pm Related

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Defendant denies knowing, killing Griffith woman

CROWN POINT | Murder defendant Robert Lewis III, who faces a possible sentence of life without parole if convicted, repeatedly denied to police even knowing a Griffith woman bludgeoned to death after she was observed leaving a bar/restaurant with Lewis.

October 08, 2013 6:30 pm Related

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Cal Twp. man accused of murdering his mother on trial

Cal Twp. man accused of murdering his mother on trial

CROWN POINT | The murder trial of a Calumet Township man accused of slaying his 94-year-old mother opened Monday.

October 07, 2013 7:04 pm

Witness testifies murder defendant burned bloody clothing, shoes

CROWN POINT | A key witness for the state took the stand for several hours Friday testifying that murder defendant Robert Lewis III emerged bloody from his parents' home and later burned the bloody clothing behind the witness's garage.

October 04, 2013 7:10 pm Related

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Mom: Tattoos linked daughter to slain 'Jane Doe'

CROWN POINT | The mother of slain teacher Jennifer Kocsis testified Tuesday it was an online report discovered by a friend that convinced her a body found in Gary was that of her 37-year-old daughter.

October 01, 2013 7:00 pm Related

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