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Supreme Court focuses on jury instructions in McCowan murder appeal

Supreme Court focuses on jury instructions in McCowan murder appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | Dustin McCowan, the Porter County man serving a 60-year prison term for the 2011 murder of his former girlfriend, Amanda Bach, could win a new trial if the Indiana Supreme Court finds the jury instructions concerning his presumption of innocence were inadequate.

October 23, 2014 12:55 pm Photos

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M'ville killer asks Supreme Court for new trial

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether to award a new trial to a Merrillville man convicted of murder last year after stabbing a patron at Hammond's Copper Penny bar.

October 03, 2013 6:30 pm
Indiana Supreme Court changes rules for denying bail in murder cases

Indiana Supreme Court changes rules for denying bail in murder cases

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a 1981 law and reversed nearly 150 years of precedent by shifting onto prosecutors the burden of proving a defendant accused of murder or treason is not entitled to bail.

June 25, 2013 6:15 pm Related
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