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Evansville attorney found dead

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An Evansville defense attorney was found dead this morning by police after committing suicide, according to the Vanderburgh County deputy coroner. Cole G. Banks, an attorney who practiced defense in DUI cases in Vanderburgh, Posey, Gibson, and Warrick counties, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, said Vanderburgh County Chief Deputy Coroner Annie Groves.

Police were sent to Banks' home after emergency workers got a call from there. The caller dialed 911 and then hung up. Police were sent to Banks' home after getting the incomplete call, which is standard procedure in Vanderburgh County.

Notes were found at his home, which indicated Banks had recent health problems, Groves said.

According to the Indiana Roll of Attorneys, Banks was admitted to the bar in October 1973. Banks was also an adjunct political science instructor at the University of Southern Indiana.

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  1. A sad end to a prolific gadfly. Indiana has suffered a great loss in the journalistic realm.

  2. Good riddance to this dangerous activist judge

  3. What is the one thing the Hoosier legal status quo hates more than a whistleblower? A lawyer whistleblower taking on the system man to man. That must never be rewarded, must always, always, always be punished, lest the whole rotten tree be felled.

  4. I want to post this to keep this tread alive and hope more of David's former clients might come forward. In my case, this coward of a man represented me from June 2014 for a couple of months before I fired him. I knew something was wrong when he blatantly lied about what he had advised me in my contentious and unfortunate divorce trial. His impact on the proceedings cast a very long shadow and continues to impact me after a lengthy 19 month divorce. I would join a class action suit.

  5. The dispute in LB Indiana regarding lake front property rights is typical of most beach communities along our Great Lakes. Simply put, communication to non owners when visiting the lakefront would be beneficial. The Great Lakes are designated navigational waters (including shorelines). The high-water mark signifies the area one is able to navigate. This means you can walk, run, skip, etc. along the shores. You can't however loiter, camp, sunbath in front of someones property. Informational signs may be helpful to owners and visitors. Our Great Lakes are a treasure that should be enjoyed by all. PS We should all be concerned that the Long Beach, Indiana community is on septic systems.

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