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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has been "deliberately indifferent" to the plight of mentally ill inmates in its state prisons, who amount to nearly a quarter of the system's population, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton...
A Dowagiac man accused of filming a 17-year-old family friend in the shower, maintaining a marijuana grow operation and other crimes has been found guilty of 10 felonies. According to trial testimony, in July of 2012 the girlfriend of 57-year-old...
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — A judge entered a not guilty plea Wednesday on behalf of a central Indiana man charged with killing a homeless friend whose decomposing body was found in an unplugged freezer. A Howard County judge also set a March trial date...
NILES – If you're ever at the Berrien County Courthouse in Niles, you may want to watch your language. One woman's cursing landed her in jail for contempt of court -- even though she wasn't in a courtroom. LaRue Ford, 49, of northwest Indiana...
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A 34-year-old West Michigan jail inmate was found unresponsive and later died after twice attempting to escape from his cell. Deputies at the Muskegon County Jail placed Dahnontae McKinley in a "restraint chair" Saturday...
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan inmate who tried to escape by burying himself in a prison garden has been sentenced to an additional two years behind bars. Authorities say Edwin Cota was found buried in August at the Brooks prison in Muskegon....
Tags: Trials, Punishment
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana trailer park where a 9-year-old girl was slain and dismembered is now home to more convicted sex offenders than it was when she died just a few days before Christmas last year, state records show. The online...
SOUTH BEND -- Local law enforcement officials reacted with surprise this week at comments made by Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell regarding legalizing and taxing marijuana. Whitesell said earlier this week at a State Budget Committee...
DETROIT (AP) — A handyman pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the strangulation of a Detroit-area marketing executive and implicated the victim's husband in the crime. Joseph Gentz made clear that he had faced consequences if he didn'...
Tags: Murder, Trials, Punishment, Prosecution
CHICAGO (AP) — Employees at a high-rise jail in downtown Chicago knew something wasn't right when they arrived to work and saw a makeshift rope fashioned from bed sheets hanging from the bars of a cell window about 20 stories above the ground....
WSBT TVSOUTH BEND – A South Bend family continues its quest for justice after a judge decided a convicted murderer killed again. 49-year-old Tarrance Lee is facing another 45 to 65 years in prison for killing his estranged wife, Trina Winston, inside...
Tags: Murder, Judges, Crime, Law and Justice, Lawyers, Justice System
KENT COUNTY, Mich. – Police in west Michigan say a sexual assault cold case from 1981 has been reopened and they have a suspect. The suspect is linked to a similar crime in Elkhart County. On December 17, 1981, a 23-year-old woman was at her...
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