Layman, Sparks and Sharp File Briefs with the Indiana Supreme Court


Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp have now all appealed their felony murder conviction to the Indiana Supreme Court. This is the logical next step after the ruling of the Indiana Court of Appeals that saw their sentences reduced to the minimum, but did not reverse the convictions. In the case of Layman and Sparks their appeal to the

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A New Editorial in the Goshen News — Are they correcting errors they made during the trial?


A year ago today we wrote a blog post entitled “Does the Goshen News Favor Curtis Hill”. In this post we accused the Goshen News of taking a pro Curtis Hill slant in its coverage of Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp’s trial. We concluded our article on the biased reporting by saying, This case will continue with appeals but

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A Very Good Result — Now to the Indiana Supreme Court


The Indiana Court of Appeals issued its rulings Friday on the appeals filed by Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp. The rulings upheld the felony murder convictions for all three, but ordered all three sentences reduced to the minimum — 45 years (with 10 years probation). On the surface many might think that this blog would be disappointed with

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Kids Behind Bars — UK TV Documentary Featuring Blake Layman


This week ITV a network in the UK aired a documentary called Kids Behind Bars.  One of the people featured on the documentary was Blake Layman.  Layman along with Jose Quiroz, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp make up the Elkhart 4. We have been unable to see the documentary because of international filters excluding non UK residents to see UK programming

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ABC Nightline Prime — Elkhart 4 Episode


Hi, As promised here are the links to the Nightline Prime episode (it is in two parts).  We liked the documentary, although we felt that the failure to include Jose and Anthony in the show was a significant and disappointing oversight.  We also are disappointed that Curtis Hill refused to be interviewed.   ELKHART 4 EPISODE — PART 1 ELKHART 4 EPISODE — PART

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Tonight — ABC Nightline Prime — Episode on the Elkhart 4


NEW — Video Preview of the episode:  – Tonight — at 10:00 pm — ABC News Magazine show Nightline Prime will feature the case of the Elkhart 4. ABC News has published a full story discussing the case — read the story here – The story can be seen on ABC stations across the country at 10:00 pm. We will

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