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    IN - Johnathan Cruz Could Face Death in Alleged 'Purge' That Killed Three, May 2016

    July 26, 2016
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    Indiana Man Could Face Death in Alleged 'Purge' That Killed Three

    Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Johnathan Cruz, the 19-year-old Indianapolis man accused of killing three men during a four-day crime spree that police likened to the 2013 horror movie "The Purge."

    "This is unprecedented in the time that we've been in office," Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry, who was elected in 2010, said at a news conference Tuesday morning. "The killings which have occurred here are beyond senseless."













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    Indiana Man Charged With Three Gruesome Murders in Four-Day 'Purge'


    include social media posts and text messages under his "Sav Hunna" alias — include numerous uses of the N-word, photos and videos of Cruz flashing gang signs and documentation of phone calls and text messages in which he allegedly brags about the killing spree.

    In one of the text messages, to a woman described as Cruz's girlfriend, he allegedly wrote: "U Better go on Face book and watch da videos of me shootin people I Purge every night now Since im dieing someone else Has to Alot Of people [expletive] dat"





    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...-purge-n584336
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    Johnathan Cruz, 19, faces three murder charges in connection with the shooting deaths of 54-year-old Billy Boyd and 40-year-old Jay Higginbotham on May 12 and 44-year-old Jose Ruiz on May 15. He also faces a slew of other felony charges connected to the killings, including robbery and intimidation.
    http://www.indystar.com/story/news/c...case/87562212/

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    Driver of car used in 'Purge' killings now faces murder charges
    Prosecutors have filed additional charges against the teen suspected of driving the car involved in the "Purge" killing spree that left three dead last summer.

    Elijah Brooks, 19, now faces two counts of murder, two counts of robbery and carrying a handgun without a license in connection with a string of killings suspect Johnathan Cruz told police was inspired by "The Purge" horror films, according to a news release.

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    'Purge' killer Johnathan Cruz pleads guilty to 3 homicides

    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/c...to-3-homicides

    The man accused of killing three people as part of a four-day "Purge" across Indianapolis pleaded guilty Friday.

    Johnathan Cruz pleaded guilty to all three murders in a hearing Friday morning.

    Prosecutors recommended the death penalty for Cruz, but he will avoid it by pleading guilty.

    Cruz will receive three consecutive life sentences without parole.

    His formal sentencing is set for May 11 at 1 p.m.
    http://wishtv.com/2017/04/28/man-cha...to-3-killings/

    Cruz and Elijah Brooks were inspired by “The Purge” movies, according to prosecutors. The fictional film details one day out of the year where all crime is legal.

    Brooks has been charged with two counts of felony murder for his alleged involvement in the deaths of Boys and Higginbotham. Brooks’ case remains in court.

    A third man, Steven Clark, is charged with armed robbery. Prosecutors say Cruz and Clark robbed a man at gunpoint on May 14, 2016.

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    Indianapolis ‘Purge’ killer receives 3 consecutive life sentences without parole, plus 16 years
    An Indianapolis man who pleaded guilty in a random killing spree was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without parole, plus 16 years for armed robbery.

    Johnathan Cruz admitted to be inspired by “The Purge” movie series during a four-day killing spree that resulted in the deaths of three people. Cruz ch
    ose his victims at random. In the movie series, people are given a day to commit any crime without prosecution.

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    Steven Clark pleaded guilty this past June to his charges in this case. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

    The trial for Elijah Brooks is currently scheduled to begin on November 13th.

    https://public.courts.in.gov/mycase/#/vw/Search



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