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Judge schedules trial for 16-year-old girl charged in mother's fatal stabbing

Judge schedules trial for 16-year-old girl charged in mother's fatal stabbing

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CROWN POINT — Chastinea Reeves is scheduled for trial in January on allegations she stabbed her mother to death last year at their Gary home.

Judge Diane Boswell scheduled the trial at a court hearing Wednesday in Lake Criminal Court, court records state. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Dec. 18.

Reeves, 16, is charged with murder on allegations she fatally stabbed 34-year-old Jamie M. Garnett Feb. 13, 2017, at the family's residence in the 4400 block of West 23 rd Place in Gary. The teenager disappeared after the murder, which caused police to issue an Amber Alert during a frantic search. Reeves was located the next afternoon in Gary and arrested later that week in the murder.

Boswell said at a court hearing last month she would schedule a trial if attorneys failed to reach a plea agreement in the case. Reeves has been in custody since charging documents were initially filed in Lake Juvenile Court.


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Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.

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