Terre Haute



Police: DNA determines 1972 killer of Indiana student

Police say a man just identified as the killer of an Indiana State University student in 1972 was killed in a shootout with police six years later. Terre Haute Police Chief Shawn Keen said Monday that a DNA sample from a son of Jeffrey Lynn Hand was used to connect him to the killing of 19-year-old Pamela Milam. 
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Woman sentenced for helping brother avoid slaying arrest

A Terre Haute woman who authorities say helped her brother avoid arrest in the slaying of a woman whose body was found in her submerged SUV has been sentenced after pleading guilty to assisting a criminal. Teresa Pitts has been sentenced to serve two years in prison, one year on home detention and one year suspended to formal probation.
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Terre Haute inmate awarded damages for excessive force

An inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute was awarded $2,000 in damages after he won his excessive force lawsuit, with the Southern Indiana District Court finding the “lack of institutional evidence of the incident was exacerbated by the (Bureau of Prisons’) treatment of (the inmate’s) sensitive grievance.”
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