A man who confessed to burning down two Indiana covered bridges has had his guilty but mentally ill verdict reversed by a divided Indiana Supreme Court. The 3-2 majority cited unanimous expert opinion that the defendant is legally insane in overturning a jury’s conclusion.
An appellate panel reversed in favor of the founder of a natural gas installation company after it found the value of his shares under a buyback provision in a company agreement couldn’t be discounted for lack of marketability and control.
An elected Indiana prosecutor who allegedly failed to disclose to the defense a deal he requested to secure witness testimony against a criminal defendant is facing an attorney discipline complaint. Putnam County Prosecutor Timothy L. Bookwalter has been charged with professional misconduct by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.
Indiana Supreme Court justices will travel to Parke Heritage High School on Tuesday to hear oral arguments in the civil negligence case of Cavanaugh’s Sports Bar & Eatery, Ltd. v. Eric Porterfield, 18A-CT-1814.
A man who set two Indiana covered bridges ablaze and almost burned down a third lost his insanity defense appeal after the Indiana Court of Appeals concluded he was legally sane at the time of the crimes.
A western Indiana man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally punching his wife.
A judge has set a plea hearing for a man accused in a drunken driving crash that killed a former western Indiana sheriff and his wife. Bryan Robertson’s jury trial was scheduled for April 8 on charges of driving while intoxicated causing death, but a Parke County judge set an April 11 change of plea and sentencing hearing Tuesday for Robertson at his attorney’s request.
A Rockville man has been sentenced to 90 years in prison after being convicted of setting fires that destroyed a covered bridge and damaged another.
The Indiana State Department of Health says 95 first responder agencies in 34 rural counties will receive opioid overdose antidote kits. The agency announced Wednesday it’s awarding $127,000 in funding to provide nearly 3,400 naloxone kits and training to the first responders.
A judge has entered a not guilty plea for a Rockville man facing drunken driving charges for a crash that killed a former Parke County sheriff and his wife.
A Rockville attorney accused of a dozen professional conduct violations for mismanaging his trust account and disobeying a court order has been disbarred.
The Indiana Court of Appeals agreed with the state Thursday that a woman’s Class D felony drunken-driving convictions are considered “crimes of violence” under Indiana law, so there was no error when the trial court imposed a seven-year consecutive sentence.
In reviewing a case in which an attorney appointed guardian of an adult male unilaterally decided to tear down his home without providing notice to the man, the Indiana Court of Appeals found the attorney violated the man’s due process rights and damages were necessary.