Trial set for woman after plea deal is rejected

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana judge has scheduled a September trial date for a woman after rejecting a plea agreement when she refused to admit she knew a man was a convicted felon when she transferred the handgun to him.

St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller set a Sept. 8 trial date for 41-year-old Jenifer Leveque on felony charges of assisting a Criminal and transferring a handgun to a felon.

Leveque is accused of helping Steven Clippinger, who is accused of shooting and killing his brother and sister-in-law in 2012 in their Mishawaka home, and then helping him escape the scene.

Clippinger also is scheduled to go on trial in September. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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