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Killer gets life without parole in murder of Griffith teacher

CROWN POINT | A Lake County judge sentenced a man to life in prison Monday in the brutal slaying of a former schoolteacher from Griffith.

November 25, 2013 4:00 pm Related


Judge to sentence man convicted of killing Griffith schoolteacher

CROWN POINT | Jurors on Friday quickly concluded they would not be able to reach a unanimous decision on imposing a sentence of life without parole for the convicted killer of a former schoolteacher from Griffith.

October 11, 2013 6:50 pm Related


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


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


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


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


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


Jury selection begins in Griffith murder case

GARY | Jury selection was underway Monday in the murder trial of a Gary man accused of killing a former elementary school teacher from Griffith.

September 30, 2013 4:02 pm Related


Gary man charged with murder in death of Jennifer Kocsis

Gary man charged with murder in death of Jennifer Kocsis

GARY | As the family of Jennifer Kocsis prepared to say their final goodbye to their beloved aunt, daughter and friend, police filed charges against the man they believe killed her.

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