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Man convicted in slayings of 2 women in Indianapolis

September 20, 2018

A man has been convicted of two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of two northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were discovered in a burning car in Indianapolis.

A Marion County jury on Wednesday convicted 31-year-old Tywan James of Gary. He faces up to 65 years in prison on each count when sentenced Oct. 10.

Authorities say 24-year-old Martina Webb and 21-year-old Aliyah Igartua were both shot in the head. Firefighters discovered the bodies of the Gary women early Sept. 30, 2017.

Webb’s mother told police her daughter and Igartua drove to Indianapolis to visit Webb’s boyfriend and began arguing with James at a gathering. A probable cause affidavit said James later walked up to Webb’s vehicle and shot her. Witnesses told police they then heard more gunshots.

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