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Three of the Elkhart 4 are Re-Sentenced

Today Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp were re-sentenced in Elkhart County. Blake Layman was given 10 years for burglary.     Levi Sparks was given 9 years for burglary. Anthony Sharp was given 10 years for burglary. There is a very good chance that Blake and Levi will leave prison in 2016.  Blake, Levi and Anthony were re-sentenced

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Supreme Court Update 2

BREAKING NEWS — Several sources close to members of the Elkhart 4 have revealed that the Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case in January 2015.  Sources say the Indiana Supreme Court is looking to hear argument from lawyers representing Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp.  As well the Indiana Supreme Court will hear arguments from the State of

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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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Tonight — ABC Nightline Prime — Episode on the Elkhart 4

NEW — Video Preview of the episode:  – http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/elkhart-murder-conviction-questioned-24725761 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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Appeals Update 9 – The Second Amicus Brief In Support of Layman and Sparks

  The second amicus brief filed in support of Levi Sparks and Blake Layman is a collaborative effort by The Juvenile Law Center, The Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and the Children’s Law Center. These organisations have been active for a number of years and file amicus briefs nation wide in important cases involving juvenile justice.  These organisations were

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Top Juvenile Justice Lawyer and Advocate Joins the Case of the Elkhart 4

  As we have already reported the Juvenile Law Center filed an amicus curiae in support of the appeals of Levi Sparks and Blake Layman. The Court of Appeals for Indiana approved this week an amendment to the amicus curiae submitted by the Juvenile Law Center in support of Layman and Sparks. What is significant about this amendment is that

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