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Indiana man charged in killing of police officer
Indiana
By Mary Wisniewski GARY Ind. (Reuters) - A 25-year-old Indiana man was charged on Thursday in the fatal shooting of a Gary, Indiana, police officer in his patrol car earlier this month, city officials said. Carl Blount of Gary was charged with the murder of Jeffrey Westerfield, 47, who had served on the Gary Police Department for 19 years and was on duty when he was shot. Westerfield's body was ...
July 24 2014
With Suspect Still In Custody, $10K Reward Offered In Gary Cop’s Murder
Indiana
Authorities in northwest Indiana were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, even though police have said publicly they’re “fairly confident” the suspect was arrested the same day Westerfield was slain.
July 10 2014
Police Gathering Evidence In Murder Of Gary Cop
Indiana
Sources tell CBS 2 investigators are talking to people who were in contact with the suspected shooter the day officer Westerfield was killed.
July 08 2014
Date set for Alsip man’s murder trial
Gary, Indiana
A Jan. 20 trial date has been set for an Alsip man charged with murder in the March 2013 shooting death of a Griffith, Indiana, businesswoman in the parking garage of a Gary casino. Ralph P. Martinez, 59, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, robbery and criminal confinement in the death of Mary Austgen, 76, of St. John, Indiana, who was found dead in her 2011 GMC Yukon Denali in the ...
June 18 2014
Starke County murder suspect identified
Indiana
STARKE Co. — Gary Thomas, 57, of Knox, formerly of Portage, has been identified as the man who allegedly murdered a woman he was living with in their Knox home, carjacked three vehicles, threatening the drivers at gunpoint, and allegedly took one of the vehicle owners hostage for a brief time, while leading multiple police agencies on a high speed chase across four counties.
June 11 2014
Chicago man gets life in prison for Davenport murder
Gary, Indiana
After a mistrial and eventual conviction, a Chicago man was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a man whose body was found in a Davenport field.
June 11 2014
Appeal hearing set on Indiana death sentence case
Indianapolis, Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court is scheduled this week to hear the appeal of a Gary man sentenced to death for killing his wife and two teenage stepchildren.
May 27 2014
Isom triple homicide appeal headed to Indiana Supreme Court
Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS | The appeal of a Gary man convicted of multiple counts of murder and condemned to three consecutive death sentences for the 2007 slaying of his wife and two stepchildren will be heard Thursday by the Indiana Supreme Court.
May 27 2014
Lake County Courts: Gary man enters guilty plea in family tragedy
Deputy, Indiana
Guilty plea in family tragedy A Gary man pleaded guilty Friday to child neglect in a January 2011 incident in which his 2-year-old daughter was accidentally shot to death by her 3-year-old sibling with a gun that an older brother had brought into the home. Robert C. Henderson, 42, admitted that he was aware his 16-year-old son had brought a gun into their home in the 2500 block of West Ninth ...
May 24 2014
Police make arrest in Monday night’s deadly shooting
Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police say they have made an arrest in a deadly Monday night shooting. Offcials say Montel Humphrey of Gary, Indiana, is under arrest and is charged with felony murder in the case.
May 23 2014
Triple homicide victims have Gary and Texas connections
Indianapolis, Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS – The three men killed in a suspected drug house shootout on the city’s northwest side Monday night are not Indianapolis natives and their deaths may indicate a dangerous escalation of the narcotics trade in Marion County. Stranger Dunn, …
May 20 2014
Mark Cherry, accused murderer who walked out of hospital, taken into custody
Indiana
Mark Cherry, a northwest Indiana man charged with murder, has been taken into custody after he walked out of a hospital, Gary police said.
May 17 2014
Gary man charged in double murder
Indiana
Murder charges have been filed against a Gary man in connection with a double homicide in January 2008 at a Merrillville apartment. Kenneth C. Sandidge, 55, is charged in Lake Superior Court with killing Michelle Covington, 47, of Merrillville, and her cousin, Vincent Curry, 44, of Gary. Covington was shot in the head at close range, and Curry was shot twice, including once in the head ...
May 17 2014
Murder Confession Thrown Out Because Cop 'Went Too Far' During Interrogation
Indiana
The Indiana Supreme Court has thrown out a suspect's murder confession after ruling that a detective violated his Constitutional rights when he told the suspect he wouldn't get a fair trial because he's black. McLynnerd Bond Jr., 27, confessed to the 2007 murder of 28-year-old Kadmiel Mahone in Gary, Indiana, after being interrogated by police. For the first two hours of his interrogation, Bond ...
May 14 2014
Supreme Court bars police claims of racist juries to win confessions
Gary, Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS | Police officers attempting to obtain a confession absolutely cannot mislead a suspected criminal into believing that he or she will not receive a fair trial due to race, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
May 13 2014
Gary Murder Suspect Surrenders To Police
Illinois
A murder suspect who was the subject of a nationwide alert after he was allowed to go free from a Chicago area hospital in February has turned himself in to police in Gary, Indiana.
May 12 2014
Mark Cherry, accused murderer who walked out of Gary hospital, taken in custody
Illinois
Mark Cherry, a man charged with murder, has been taken back into custody after he walked out of a northwest Indiana hospital, Gary police said.
May 12 2014
Gary murder suspect turns himself in after being released from Oak Lawn hospital
Indiana
A Lake Station man facing murder and attempted murder charges who was released from the Illinois hospital where he was being treated for gunshot wounds surrendered Monday with his attorney. Defense attorney Matthew Fech said Mark Cherry surrendered at the Lake County Jail at about 10:30 a.m. Cherry, 21, was charged Dec. 20 with murder in the shooting death of Rolando Correa, 22, and the wounding ...
May 12 2014
Alleged killer walks out of hospital
Gary, Indiana
Family members of a victim are questioning how an alleged killer could just walk out of a hospital. Police and the hospital are blaming each other.
May 08 2014
Murder suspect escapes Chicago-area hospital
Gary, Indiana
The family of a woman, who was shot and killed during a home invasion, wants to know how her alleged killer managed to discharge himself and walk out of a Chicago-area hospital.
May 08 2014
Accused killer disappears after hospital stay
Gary, Indiana
For three months, Mark Cherry lay in a Chicago-area hospital room, close to death. He suffered a gunshot wound during a home invasion in Gary, Indiana -- a crime he is accused of committing, and in which he allegedly shot and killed a 22-year old man...
May 08 2014
Law enforcement, hospital blaming each other for mix-up
Gary, Indiana
For three months, Mark Cherry lay in a Chicago-area hospital room, close to death. He suffered a gunshot wound during a home invasion in Gary, Indiana -- a crime he is accused of committing, and in which he allegedly shot and killed a 22-year-old man.
May 08 2014
Outrage After Accused Killer Walks out of Hospital, Disappears
Gary, Indiana
A family is questioning how an accused killer could just leave a hospital, with no one stopping him.
May 08 2014
Accused killer walks out of hospital, victim’s family outraged
Gary, Indiana
For three months, Mark Cherry lay in a Chicago-area hospital room, close to death. He had suffered a gunshot wound...
May 08 2014
Accused killer walks out of hospital
Gary, Indiana
Family members of a victim are questioning how an accused killer could just walk out of a hospital. Police and the hospital are blaming each other.
May 08 2014
Victim’s family outraged after accused killer walks out of hospital, disappears
Gary, Indiana
  By Neda Farshbaf (CNN) — For three months, Mark Cherry lay in a Chicago-area hospital room, close to death. He had suffered a gunshot wound during a home invasion in Gary, Indiana — one that he is accused of …
May 08 2014
Accused killer walks out of hospital, disappears
Gary, Indiana
Mark Cherry suffered a gunshot wound during a home invasion in Gary, Indiana -- one that he is accused of committing, and in which he allegedly shot and killed a 22-year old man.
May 08 2014
Alert Issued After Gary Murder Suspect Released From Hospital
Indiana
Gary Police Cpl. Gabrielle King said 21-year-old Mark Cherry was being treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being wounded in a gunfight last December. Cherry allegedly shot and killed 22-year-old Rolando Correa during that gunfight.
May 06 2014
Gang member to plead to 2002 slaying
Hammond, Indiana
A Gary member of the Two Six street gang has agreed to plead guilty to killing a fellow gang member more than a decade ago in exchange for getting a sentence of no more than 30 years in prison. In the plea agreement, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Hammond, Kiontay Pennington, 34, admits to killing Julio Cartagena on May 16, 2003. Federal prosecutors said Two Six leader Jesus Valentin ...
May 06 2014
Woman shot, killed at Gary home
Indiana
A mother of three was shot to death early Thursday at an northwest Indiana home where she had been staying with a girlfriend, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
May 04 2014
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