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Murder trial rescheduled for siblings accused in Gary shooting

Murder trial rescheduled for siblings accused in Gary shooting


CROWN POINT — A murder trial was rescheduled for brother-and-sister defendants Marcellus D. Robinson and Tyiana C. Robinson.

Defense attorney Lakeisha Murdaugh told Judge Diane Boswell on Wednesday co-counsel Scott King needed more time to prepare for the siblings' trial, which was scheduled to begin Monday.

The 23-year-old brother and his 21-year-old sister are charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Mynisha S. Brown, 24, on Nov. 29, 2015, near 19th Avenue and Kentucky Street in Gary. Brown was shot during a dispute between her sister and Robinsons' sister over a man who fathered both their children, authorities allege.

Deputy Prosecutor Judith Massa objected to the motion to continue trial. She said she understood King was busy with another trial, but the siblings' trial had been scheduled for a while and witnesses were coming from out of state to testify.

Boswell granted the motion to continue jury trial. The parties agreed a new trial date would be scheduled Monday.

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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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