The Case of the Elkhart 4 Captures the Attention of an International Audience


From Norway, to Belgium, from Canada, to the UK, to The Netherlands and beyond the story of the Elkhart 4 continues to make news internationally. BELGIUM Here is a headline from a Belgian news site on Thursday February 26, 2015. Hoe krijgt een ‘onschuldige’ tiener 55 jaar celstraf voor moord?   Translated the article title is “How does an “innocent” teen get 55

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Jose Quiroz and the Elkhart 4 a Topic of Study in a Norwegian Classroom


The complex case of the Elkhart 4 has engaged people of differing opinions in a debate about the Indiana Felony Murder statute and juveniles.  As heated as this debate can be, participants on both sides celebrate the value of open debate and dialogue in a democratic society.  No more is the ideas of debate and open discussion more valuable that the

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The Guardian Writes About Blake Layman of the Elkhart 4


One of the biggest newspapers in the UK, The Guardian, has written an in-depth article featuring Blake Layman of the Elkhart 4.  Ed Pilkington has written an article that looks at the felony murder rule in Indiana and the situation around the case of the Elkhart 4.  It is a great read for anyone interested in this case. To read

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One Week Until the Elkhart 4’s Supreme Court Hearing


In a little over one week, on Thursday February 26, 2015, the case of the Elkhart 4 will have a hearing at the Indiana Supreme Court.  In this hearing lawyers for Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp will argue that the Indiana felony murder law was inappropriately charged given the facts of the Elkhart 4 case.  Lawyers representing the

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Supreme Court Update #3 — New Date for Oral Arguments


The appeals filed by Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp will be heard by the Indiana Supreme Court on February 26, 2015 starting at 10:30 am. The Indiana Law Blog is reporting that the date has changed to February because of a scheduling conflict. According to the case file on the Indiana Supreme Court webpage the hearing will be

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