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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1:00 am

Coach's accused killer to go on trial Jan. 8

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

An Allen County judge set a Jan. 8 trial date for a man charged with shooting to death a Fort Wayne football coach last year.

Henry E. Underwood, 24, is charged with murder, felony murder and attempted robbery in the death of Terrance Miles, 36, on May 19, 2017.

Underwood and another man were rooting around in cars at East Central Towers, looking for items to steal, when he walked up to Miles and shot him, according to court documents.

Miles was an assistant coach at North Side High School.

Jaevin Bowie, 22, pleaded guilty in July to felony counts of assisting a criminal and attempted theft for his role in the crime.

Heroin death nets 20-year sentence

A Warsaw man whose heroin killed the mother of his child was ordered Monday to spend more than 20 years in federal prison.

Darin D. Hurd, 26, was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He was sentenced in U.S. District Court in South Bend to 248 months in prison.

Hurd began dealing heroin last year and used the drug with the woman in September, authorities said.

The woman died at home with the toddler, and the child tested positive for the drug, the news release said.

Applications taken to replace Levine

Applicants who want to replace retiring Allen Superior Court Judge Stanley Levine have until Sept. 14 to submit paperwork to a judicial nominating commission.

Levine, 80, a judge in the court's civil division, announced last week he will retire Dec. 31.

The county's Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to replace him.

The panel will select three finalists, which will be sent to Gov. Eric Holcomb. Holcomb will choose one of those to succeed Levine.

Applications are available at courts.in.gov/5449.htm and must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14.  

mleblanc@jg.net