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.