A Muncie woman who pleaded guilty to dousing a house guest with a pan of hot grease has been sentenced to six years in prison. She told police she scalded her guest after accusing her of stealing deodorant.
A legislative study committee has given a favorable recommendation to the Indiana General Assembly to add new judicial resources in six counties.
A man who bound his neighbors with zip ties, accused them of being police informants and shot one victim several times with a nail gun did not convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that his battery convictions constituted double jeopardy.
For the first time in Marion County, a suspected drug dealer has been charged under a new law criminalizing dealing that leads to a drug user’s death.
A bank has failed to prove that one of its customers is thousands of dollars behind on her credit card payments, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
A Muncie attorney who was suspended for at least three years without reinstatement for numerous professional misconduct violations has been granted his petition to practice law again, but with conditions.
An eastern Indiana woman has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for a highway crash that killed her 6-year-old daughter. A Delaware County judge sentenced 30-year-old Jessica Skeens on Monday.
A Muncie attorney is set to receive payment owed him by a former municipal client after the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a decision that denied his counterclaim for final payment and subjected him to attorney fees.
A Muncie attorney previously convicted of drunken driving charges has been suspended from the practice of law for 180 days without automatic reinstatement for his professional misconduct, including his failure to reimburse lienholders, obtain consent from clients with conflicts of interest and give notice of his felony conviction.
An eastern Indiana woman has been convicted of neglect and other charges stemming from a highway crash that killed her 6-year-old daughter. A Delaware County jury convicted 30-year-old Jessica Skeens of seven of nine charges Thursday, including neglect of a dependent resulting in death and driving while intoxicated.
An Indiana man who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a 1992 rape until DNA evidence helped free him alleges in a federal lawsuit that he was wrongfully convicted by authorities who fabricated evidence against him and took advantage of his severe mental health issues.
A man who was convicted of domestic battery after being denied his request for a public defender has failed to convince the Indiana Court of Appeals that his 11th-hour request for counsel should have been granted.
A central Indiana woman has been arrested following the death of her young daughter who authorities say had burns on most parts of her body, multiple bone fractures and apparently was malnourished. Thirty-two-year-old Sarah Ann Styhl of Muncie is jailed in Delaware County on $50,000 bond and is preliminarily charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death.
A suspended lawyer already accused in three counties of stealing money from ex-clients’ special needs trusts has been charged in Indianapolis with allegedly stealing from another victim. The latest charges against Kenneth Shane Service include a count of racketeering.
A Muncie woman faces preliminary neglect charges for allegedly trying to hide syringes, one of them uncapped, in her son’s pocket.
A former Ball State math professor convicted of child pornography and exploitation charges last year will have three of his convictions reversed after the Indiana Court of Appeals found some of the images of nude children he possessed did not explicitly depict “sexual conduct.”
Dozens of drivers have filed tort claims seeking money from the state of Indiana after their cars were damaged while driving on a 15-mile, pothole-riddled section of Interstate 69.
Efforts to forcibly remove a Yorktown clerk-treasurer from her elected office faced a setback Wednesday when the Indiana Supreme Court affirmed a trial court’s decision finding the officer’s failure to keep track of town finances did not result in a general failure to perform her official duties.