INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the 40-year prison term issued to Timothy Tkachik, the Hobart man who admitted assisting in the brutal 2009 murder of 2-year-old Jada Justice.
CROWN POINT | Timothy Tkachik appeared stunned Friday when Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. sentenced him to 40 years in prison for his role in killing 2-year-old Jada Justice in 2009.
CROWN POINT | Timothy Tkachik spent most of Tuesday describing the lifestyle he and his then-girlfriend, Engelica Castillo, were living in 2009 when they killed 2-year-old Jada Justice.
CROWN POINT | Retired FBI agent Theodore May opened the trial against 31-year-old Melissa Swiontek on Monday, testifying Swiontek admitted early in the investigation knowing her daughter's babysitters used marijuana.
CROWN POINT | Friday's hearing for a Hobart man awaiting sentencing in the death of Portage toddler Jada Justice was again continued.
INDIANAPOLIS | Engelica Castillo was ordered to serve 65 years in prison instead of life for murdering her 2-year-old cousin, Jada Justice. The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Castillo's original sentence of life without the possibility of parole was inappropriate.
CROWN POINT | The mother of slain Portage toddler Jada Justice is expected to go to trial Feb. 25.
CROWN POINT | A status hearing Friday for Timothy Tkachik, co-defendant in the 2009 slaying of Portage toddler Jada Justice, was continued until June 29.
A region woman who one relative described as a "great mother" has twice been accused of neglecting her children, one of whom died in a high-profile homicide case, state records obtained by The Times show.
CROWN POINT | An omnibus hearing Thursday for the mother of slain Portage toddler Jada Justice was continued to April 25.
HAMMOND | A woman arrested with the two suspects in the killing of Portage 2-year-old Jada Justice was sentenced on federal heroin charges Thursday, court records state.
INDIANAPOLIS | It was wrong to sentence Engelica Castillo to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of her 2-year-old cousin, Jada Justice, because Castillo's co-defendant likely will receive a much shorter prison term.
CROWN POINT | Friday's sentencing of Timothy Tkachik, co-defendant in the Jada Justice case, has been continued until April 8.
Tkachik sentencing delayed again as prosecutors investigate another possible suspect in Jada Justice killing
CROWN POINT | Sentencing for Timothy Tkachik, co-defendant in the 2009 slaying of Portage toddler Jada Justice, has been continued to Jan. 21 because prosecutors are looking at another possible suspect in the case.
CROWN POINT | Near the conclusion of a 2 1/2-hour hearing Thursday, Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. imposed a sentence of life without possibility of parole on Engelica Castillo, 20, for the murder of her cousin, 2-year-old Jada Justice.
CROWN POINT | Timothy Tkachik took the stand Thursday in the trial of his ex-girlfriend, Engelica Castillo, who faces a possible sentence of life without parole if convicted of murder in the death of her 2-year-old cousin, Jada Justice.
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