A judge in Jeffersonville has declared a mistrial for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body. Jurors who had been selected from Hamilton County north of Indianapolis have been dismissed.
A prosecutor has told jurors that a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body told police he had gone to her home “to talk some sense into her” after a breakup days earlier.
Arguments about whether aborted fetal remains from a child molesting case were improperly provided to a jury for consideration and stored in the jury room refrigerator during deliberations were settled by an appellate court Wednesday.
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body nearly five years ago. Prosecutors say Joseph Oberhansley, 38, broke into the Jeffersonville home of his 46-year-old ex-girlfriend, Tammy Jo Blanton, in September 2014, and then raped her, fatally stabbed her and ate parts of her body.
The alleged leader of a violent Indianapolis-based drug trafficking ring has been convicted on federal drug charges. A federal jury in Evansville convicted Richard Grundy III and four co-defendants on all charges Thursday during the 14th day of their trial.
Richard Grundy III and four co-defendants first stood trial July 8 in Indianapolis on federal drug trafficking charges, but a mistrial was declared July 10 after a court order concerning jurors’ personal information was violated. Court documents show Grundy will now stand trial July 29 at the U.S. district court in Evansville.
Lawyers who have appeared before Thomas Selby Ellis III, the judge hearing the Paul Manafort trial, said he likes to be seen as the smartest person in the courtroom, not a huge leap for a judge. With his Princeton-Harvard-Oxford education and experience spanning consequential cases in an era of war and terrorism Ellis is known to cut lawyers down to size, sometimes subtly, sometimes not so much.
Prosecutors will ask jurors today to follow the money in the Paul Manafort trial, a trail they say shows the former campaign chairman took millions from wealthy Ukrainian clients, then hid it from banks and the IRS.
The trial of President Donald Trump’s onetime campaign chairman will open this week with tales of lavish spending, secret shell companies and millions of dollars of Ukrainian money flowing through offshore bank accounts and into the political consultant’s pocket. What’s likely to be missing: answers about whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election, or really any mention of Russia at all.
A Gary man wants to suppress a statement he made nearly 40 years ago about his alleged involvement in a 1980 armed robbery that led to a police officer’s fatal shooting.
Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing the spectacular late-life downfall of a comedian who broke racial barriers in Hollywood on his way to TV superstardom.
The slow, plodding case against the accused USS Cole bombing mastermind took a couple of sharp turns in recent weeks that left lead defense counsel, Indianapolis attorney Richard Kammen, even more frustrated and feeling a “profound sense of loss.”