No. 277 S 120.

375 N.E.2d 191 (1978)

Donald Eugene HOSKINS, Appellant, v. STATE of Indiana, Appellee.

Supreme Court of Indiana.

April 19, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

John D. Clouse, Evansville, for appellant.

Theodore L. Sendak, Atty. Gen., Elmer Lloyd Whitmer, Deputy Atty. Gen., Indianapolis, for appellee.

GIVAN, Chief Justice.

Appellant was charged with murder in the first degree. He was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to a term of 15 to 25 years.

The appellant and the decedent, Ricky Boyer, had been good friends until a couple of weeks prior to the shooting. At that time they had parted over a business disagreement. On the evening of March 20, 1976, the two encountered each other at the Dodge Inn in Evansville. An altercation occurred in which...


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