Portage man convicted of murder in wife’s shooting death

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Jurors in northwest Indiana have convicted a Portage man of fatally shooting his wife in the head.

The (Munster) Times reports that jurors returned just before 1 a.m. Friday with a guilty verdict against 36-year-old Steven Lindsey in the January 2015 death of 23-year-old Melinda Lindsey at their home in Center Township.

The verdict comes in a second trial for Lindsey, whose trial in November ended with a hung jury. Lindsey has denied he killed his wife and said he and his wife were attacked in a home invasion.

Prosecutors have alleged Lindsey shot his wife because he feared she would leave him.

Porter Superior Court Judge Bill Alexa will sentence Lindsey on April 8.


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