Attorney asks judge to reverse life with no parole

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PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — An attorney for a southwestern Indiana man found guilty of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend’s father is asking a judge to reverse the most serious conviction against him.

The Princeton Daily Clarion reports defense attorney Ivan Arnaez filed a motion Thursday asking Gibson Circuit Judge Jeffrey Meade to reverse a jury’s recommendation of life in prison with no chance of parole for Austin Blaize of Francisco, 30 miles north of Evansville.

Blaize was found guilty last month of murder, felony murder, attempted murder and other lesser charges in the January shooting death of Terry Monier of Fort Branch. The jury recommended life without parole.

Arnaez contends prosecutors failed to prove Blaize intended to murder Monier.

Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday. 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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