No. 45S00-8907-CR-593.

569 N.E.2d 655 (1991)

Jose TAPIA, Appellant, v. STATE of Indiana, Appellee.

Supreme Court of Indiana.

April 16, 1991.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Albert E. Marshall, Appellate Public Defender, Crown Point, for appellant.

Linley E. Pearson, Atty. Gen., Preston W. Black, Deputy Atty. Gen., Indianapolis, for appellee.

GIVAN, Justice.

A jury trial resulted in the conviction of appellant of murder and felony murder. The trial judge imposed an executed sentence of sixty (60) years.

The facts are: In February of 1988, appellant and Curt Bruckner, both twenty years old, had been good friends for years. Bruckner resided at 49 Condit Street in Hammond, Indiana with his father and his 67-year-old grandmother. Appellant and his family resided just three houses down the street from...

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