INDIANAPOLIS | Judges do not have discretion to deny a valid request for expungement of a low-level felony or misdemeanor criminal record, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
On the prosecutor's recommendation, Judge Salvador Vasquez handed 12 years of prison to a 44-year-old man who mowed down correctional officers who were jogging, killing one, obviously changing the lives of others. Jason Cozmanoff did not stop; he fled the scene.
CROWN POINT | A jury will decide if a former Cook County Sheriff’s Department corrections officer fired his 9 mm service weapon in self-defense Aug. 8 near Hammond’s Horseshoe Casino or if he murdered a 23-year old East Chicago man in a road rage incident.
CROWN POINT | Jason Cozmanoff, 44, received a 12-year prison sentence Friday in the hit-and-run that killed Lake County Corrections Officer Britney Meux and injured three fellow officers on March 6, 2012.
CROWN POINT | A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Gary man who had been charged with committing murder last year.
CROWN POINT | Jury selection in the trial of Jason R. Cozmanoff was still going on late Monday in Lake Criminal Court, interrupted at one point by a storm-related power outage.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced a Gary man to six months incarceration Monday for failing to register as a sex offender.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak said Friday afternoon he will be the new Lake Juvenile Court judge.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced 30-year-old Rolando Diaz to 40 years in prison Thursday for a 2011 bar shooting.
CROWN POINT | Two Lake Superior Court judges up for retention during the November election were given high marks in this year's Lake County Bar Association survey.
INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the dozens of candidates for local, state and federal offices that Hoosiers will elect on Nov. 6, Northwest Indiana residents will help decide whether two Indiana Supreme Court justices and three judges on the state's Court of Appeals will remain in their posts.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the murder conviction of a Gary man who shot his estranged wife in 1986 and was captured 24 years later following tips generated by the television program "America's Most Wanted."
CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court judge ordered a Crown Point man to stand trial in March on charges he robbed two local women in 2010.
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