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Bond reduced as defendants argue they had soy wax and not methamphetamine

Bond reduced as defendants argue they had soy wax and not methamphetamine

by Harper & Harper | 10/2/2017 | Drugs

Prosecutors agreed to reduced jail bonds of four people who claim substance found in their vehicle is soy wax and not methamphetamine.
Chesterton police accused of denying suspect rest and medication during murder case interrogation

Chesterton police accused of denying suspect rest and medication during murder case interrogation

by Harper & Harper | 9/1/2017 | Murder

VALPARAISO — Chesterton police are now not only accused of violating accused murderer Christopher Dillard’s rights by denying him an attorney during questioning, but also by holding him for 12 hours without rest or needed medication, according to an updated...
Attorney says incriminating statements should be tossed out in Chesterton murder

Attorney says incriminating statements should be tossed out in Chesterton murder

by Harper & Harper | 8/1/2017 | Murder

VALPARAISO — Two hours after Chesterton police began questioning Hobart resident Christopher Dillard about his suspected involvement in the murder of a co-worker, Dillard made his first request for legal counsel. “I want to just do this lawyer thing,”...
Insanity defense entered in Ogden Dunes murder case

Insanity defense entered in Ogden Dunes murder case

by Harper & Harper | 5/1/2017 | Murder

VALPARAISO — Attorneys for an Ogden Dunes man charged with murdering his elderly mother by burning her alive at their home are claiming he was legally insane at the time of the alleged offense. Defense attorney Bob Harper filed a notice of insanity defense Monday...
Judge swears in son to Indiana bar

Judge swears in son to Indiana bar

by Harper & Harper | 11/2/2015 | Jim Harper

When James E. Harper was a child, he used to sit in his mother’s court in Portage and color. On Monday morning, he was back in court as his mother, Porter Superior Judge Mary R. Harper, swore him in to the Indiana bar. Standing behind him were his father, Bob...