You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Courts

  • 2011's drug ring bust: Where are they now?
    More than three years after the members of the drug trafficking ring were rousted from their homes, cuffed and taken into federal custody, nearly all now know their fate.
  • Fifth man handed 10 years for nabbing, beating teen
    The fifth of six then-teenagers who beat and held hos­tage another teen before dumping him in a park with bleeding on his brain and a fractured sternum was sentenced to prison Friday.
  • Report public, Wartell says
    In the five months since an investigative report was declared evidence in former IPFW Chancellor Mike Wartell's lawsuit against Purdue University, university attorneys never asked for a court order to keep it from the public.
Advertisement

Gingerich gets new judge in slaying hearing

Gingerich

WARSAW – An Indiana judge who sent a 12-year-old boy to adult court where he pleaded guilty to murder won’t preside over a hearing to determine if he should be tried as a juvenile.

The attorney who filed Paul Henry Gingerich’s successful appeal requested a new judge. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/16sfAXp) that Whitley County Judge James Heuer will handle the case.

Gingerich is now 15 and in juvenile prison for helping a friend kill his stepfather in 2010.

The Indiana Court of Appeals threw out his guilty plea and sentence in December and ordered the new hearing, saying a Kosciusko County judge rushed when he waived the case to adult court.

Attorney Monica Foster argued that Gingerich didn’t understand the legal process or the plea bargain to which he agreed.

Advertisement