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Whitingman celebrates 180 years with the murder of two teenage women in 1998

Crown Point, Indiana (AP) —Judges imprisoned a Lake County man for 180 years for killing a woman and two teenage boys who died in 1998 at a home in northwestern Indiana. Was sentenced to.

Whiting’s James H. Higgason III, 52, was sentenced to three terms of 60 years each for consecutive imprisonment.

He was found murdered and murdered on May 27 during a robbery mission. He said he would appeal.

Prosecutors alleged that Higason and David Copley, 47, beat Chicago’s Elba Tamez, 36, and Jerod Hodge, 18. According to court records, Timothy Ross, 16, of Calumet City, Illinois, died on January 18, 1998, at Hammond’s house, a woman with pieces of wood and metal pipes. They were trying to get drugs and cash, the prosecutor said.

Victims were hit on the skull with a drug-fueled “madness,” said Giovanni Miramontes, deputy prosecutor of Lake County.

Defendant lawyers Mark Gruenhagen and Matthew Feck said the evidence against Higason was weak and Copley was unreliable because he had reached an agreement with the prosecutor in exchange for his testimony.

Copley was found guilty of Hodge’s murder last year and sentenced to 45 years in prison. In exchange for his testimony, the prosecutor withdrew the other two murder charges.

Whitingman celebrates 180 years with the murder of two teenage women in 1998

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