Sunday, July 14, 2013
Ind. Decisions - "The state’s highest court, in an unanimous decision, said it would not “accept transfer” of Hankins’ case"
A story yesterday by Douglas Walker in the Muncie Star-Press began:
MUNCIE — For Benjamin Hankins, a succinct announcement from the Indiana Supreme Court this week represented a significant amount of bad news.However, the Supreme Court made that decision over two weeks ago, on June 27, to be precise. It was information included in the transfer list linked in this July 1st ILB entry - 7th from the bottom on page 1.
The state’s highest court, in an unanimous decision, said it would not “accept transfer” of Hankins’ case.
That action essentially means that the 38-year-old Delaware County man’s April 2012 murder conviction — and a 64-year prison term later imposed by then-Judge Alan Wilson — will stand.