Just hours after hearing oral arguments on the merits in a murder case from 2000, the Indiana Supreme Court reversed its decision to assume jurisdiction over the case.
The Indiana Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments Thursday in a decades-old murder case considering whether the defendant was prejudiced by his counsel’s failure to present mitigating evidence about his mental illness at the time of the crime.
A man arrested last spring in Mississippi in the fatal shooting of a Fort Wayne barber has been convicted in that slaying.
A man who was seriously injured in a car crash lost his appeal claiming his Fourth Amendment rights were violated when Fort Wayne hospital staff ordered a blood draw that was provided to police, leading to criminal drunken driving charges.
A man convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting his 11-year-old daughter failed to convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that evidence of sexual internet searches he attributed to the victim was wrongly excluded from his trial.
Across Indiana, 44 local jails are currently at capacity. But if half of all pretrial detainees were released, that number would fall to 11. A key lawmaker used that statistic Friday to demonstrate the possible benefits in Indiana’s efforts to release low-level, low-risk offenders as an alternative to cash bail.
A Fort Wayne police officer who fatally shot a man after a police chase won’t face charges in the shooting. The driver was fatally shot May 22 after a police chase ended when he crashed his car.
A man convicted of voyeurism won’t have to register as a sex offender, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled, concluding the man was not convicted of a crime requiring that he do so.
Illinois authorities on Thursday said that more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains found stacked in the garage of a deceased doctor’s home near Joliet were from abortions performed in Indiana nearly two decades ago, and it’s up to Hoosier authorities to determine if crimes were committed.
Indiana’s attorney general said Monday he will work with his Illinois counterpart to investigate what he called the “grisly discovery” of more than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains at the Illinois home of a late doctor who performed abortions in Indiana. Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill said he and Democratic Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul have “agreed to work together” as Hill’s office coordinates an investigation of the remains found at the home of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who died Sept. 3.
A northeastern Indiana sheriff charged in an altercation with a teenage boy could face a civil lawsuit from the youth’s family. Brad and Erin Bullerman filed a tort claim in August against Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux, alleging unlawful and excessive force.
A man who pleaded guilty in the drug-related killings of three people in northeastern Indiana has been sentenced to 200 years in prison.
A judge has ruled a Fort Wayne man who told police that he was possessed by demons and Adolf Hitler when he allegedly strangled his mother isn’t competent to stand trial.
A man convicted of murder may proceed in his second pursuit of post-conviction relief now that the Indiana Supreme Court has concluded his petition addressed only the grounds arising from his second appeal and was therefore not considered a second or successive petition.
As Allen County attorneys tuck their laptops into their briefcases, climb into their cars and accelerate across county lines to represent clients in neighboring communities, they are continuing the tradition of circuit riding that dates from the days when Fort Wayne was just a few hundred settlers who made a living trading furs with the Indians.
A Fort Wayne man is facing a 200-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in the fatal shootings of three people. Kameron Joyner pleaded guilty Thursday in Allen County to three murder counts and two counts of attempted murder.
A mother who fought to be reunited with her six minor children secured the Indiana Supreme Court’s favor after justices unanimously affirmed a finding that the termination of her parental rights due to her homelessness was not in the children’s best interests.
Authorities hope a clay facial reconstruction will help identify a woman whose remains were found 27 years ago in a water-filled basement in Fort Wayne.
A northeastern Indiana woman has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to neglect in the death of her 2-year-old daughter. A judge Friday suspended nine years of the 12-year sentence handed 30-year-old Crystal Belcher of New Haven under terms of a plea agreement with prosecutors.