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Cox v. State
Citation:696 N.E.2d 853 (Ind. 1998).
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James and Patricia Leonard were awaken at their home one evening to gun shots. Upon awakening, Patricia discovered James had been shot in the eye, which ultimately resulted in his death three days later. Gun shot holes were found nearby.
Cox was questioned about the shooting shortly after. Witnesses claimed Cox had shown bullets and discussed plans to murder Leonard. The State contended the killing was in retaliation to an ongoing lawsuit filed by the Leonards against Cox’s friend.
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