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Death penalty in shooting death of Gary cop?
Munster, indiana
A northwest Indiana prosecutor has notified the court he plans to seek the death penalty for a man charged with murder in the shooting death of a Gary police officer.
September 19 2014
Death penalty sought in shooting death of Gary cop
Munster, indiana
A northwest Indiana prosecutor has notified the court he plans to seek the death penalty for a man charged with murder in the shooting death of a Gary police officer.
September 19 2014
No trial date set for man accused of 1987 murder
Gary Leon Scaggs made his initial court appearance at the Superior Court of Guam on Sept. 9, in the 1987 strangulation death of his then-wife, Tracey Scaggs. Gary Leon Scaggs, an airman stationed at Andersen Air Force Base at the time, reported finding the woman dead at their Dededo apartment.
September 16 2014
Suspect in '87 murder pleads not guilty
Gary Scaggs, the man accused of murdering his wife in 1987, appeared in court this morning to plead 'not guilty' to the charge against him.
September 08 2014
2 killed in Gary freight train-car crash at Lake, Miller
A deadly collision at a rail crossing in Gary, Indiana claims two lives as a car collides with a freight train.
September 03 2014
Police charge man in shooting death of Gary police officer
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 24, 2014)– The man arrested in connection with the murder of a Gary police officer earlier this month has an Indianapolis connection. Carl L. Blount, 25, has been in custody since July 6, the day Jeffrey Westerfield was shot to death, but he was not charged with the killing of the officer […]
August 18 2014
Man sentenced to 8 years in Gary man's killing
A Gary man whose murder confession was thrown out by the Indiana Supreme Court has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to reckless homicide.
August 15 2014
Man sentenced to prison after Indiana Supreme Court tosses murder confession
CROWN POINT | A Gary man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison months after the Indiana Supreme Court tossed out his alleged murder confession. 
August 14 2014
Trial dates moved in Wagoner clinic drug case
Gary, Indiana
Trial dates for seven of the eight people charged in the Wagoner Clinic prescription drug case have been moved to Oct. 3.Several of the suspects – including Marilyn Wagoner, the wife of Donald Wagoner, the former head of the clinics – were set to sta
August 08 2014
On the night shift with a Gary police officer
Deputy, indiana
Update, July 28, 2014, 12:30p.m.: Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has announced that Police Chief Wade Ingram resigned last week, and is being replaced by Deputy Chief Larry McKinley.  A 25 year old Gary, Indiana man made his first court appearance today on charges that he murdered a police officer. The man is facing up to 65 years in prison – and possibly the death penalty – for allegedly ...
August 04 2014
Woman stabbed to death at Indiana hospital, body found at her home
(Reuters) - A patient was stabbed to death at a northwest Indiana hospital and a man believed to be her husband was found later stabbed to death at their home in the nearby city of Gary, Indiana, authorities said on Friday. "We do have one person in custody who we think is responsible for those acts," Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram told a news conference, adding that the suspect knew the two ...
August 04 2014
Gary officer killed with stolen gun from Indy
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 24-year-old man Thursday in the shooting death of a Gary police officer.
August 04 2014
Indiana man charged in killing of police officer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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