GUILTY IN - Thomas Grill Jr., 18, & Molley Lanham, 19, murdered, Lake County, 25 Feb 2019 *arrests*

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    Monday, December 16th:
    *Status Conference Hearing (@ 9am CT) – IN - Thomas Grill, Jr. (18) & Molley R. Lanham (19) (Feb. 25, 2019, St. John; found in Hebron, in burned out car) - *Connor Ralland Kerner (17) arrested (3/1/19) & charged as adult (3/4/19) & arraigned (7/15/19) with 2 counts of murder. Plead not guilty. Held without bond. Trial set to begin 3/31/19 will take place Tuesday thru Thursday for up to 4 weeks.
    3/4/19 Initial appearance. Status hearings on 5/6 & 6/10, Pretrial conference on 7/15. 5/6/19: Status hearing on 6/10 was cancelled, next status hearing on 7/15. 7/15/19: Kerner was charged with two additional charges. Plead not guilty to felony counts of intimidation and arson. Next Status conference hearing on 9/23.
    9/23/19 Update: A 12-day trial has been scheduled over a period of four weeks next year for Kerner. Was in court Monday morning as Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford scheduled the trial to kick off March 31, which will be Kerner's 19th birthday. The trial will then take place Tuesday through Thursday for up to four weeks if necessary, the judge said. Also defense wants a change of venue. Next status conference hearing on 12/16 and final Pretrial conference hearing on 3/2/20. Motion hearing re Change of venue on 2/7/20 @ 1pm.
     
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    Valparaiso man's double murder trial continued; defense working to move it out of county


    VALPARAISO — A delay was granted Monday for a 12-day trial involving an 18-year-old Valparaiso man accused of murdering two fellow young people from Lake County during what he said was a drug deal gone bad.

    The March 31 start of the trial for Connor Kerner was continued until July 7 at the request of the defense, which argued that evidence was still being processed in the case.

    Porter County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Armando Salinas told the court that another round of DNA evidence was sent off the state police laboratory.

    Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford scheduled the trial to kick off July 7 and continue Tuesday through Thursday for up to four weeks if necessary.
     
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    12/16/2019 Status Conference
    Session: 12/16/2019 9:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V

    12/17/2019 Hearing Scheduling Activity
    Jury Trial originally scheduled on 03/31/2020 at 9:00 AM was rescheduled to 07/07/2020 at 9:00 AM. Reason: By Request.

    02/07/2020 Hearing on Motion for Change of Venue
    Session: 02/07/2020 1:00 PM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    Comment: 1/2 day

    03/02/2020 Pretrial Conference
    Session: 03/02/2020 9:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V

    07/07/2020 Jury Trial
    Session: 03/31/2020 9:00 AM, Rescheduled
    Session: 07/07/2020 9:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    Comment: 7/7-7/9, 7/14-7/16, 7/21-7/23, 7/28-7/30


    link: Indiana Supreme Court public access case search - MyCase
     
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    Friday, February 7th:
    *Motions Hearing (@ 1pm CT) – IN - Thomas Grill, Jr. (18) & Molley R. Lanham (19) (Feb. 25, 2019, St. John; found in Hebron, in burned out car) - *Connor Ralland Kerner (17) arrested (3/1/19) & charged as adult (3/4/19) & arraigned (7/15/19) with 2 counts of murder. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    Trial was set to begin on 3/31/20 moved to 7/7/20 will take place Tuesday thru Thursday for up to 4 weeks. 7/7-9, 7/14-16, 7/21-23 & 7/28-30
    3/4/19 Initial appearance. Status hearings on 5/6 & 6/10, Pretrial conference on 7/15. 5/6/19: Status hearing on 6/10 was cancelled, next status hearing on 7/15. 7/15/19: Kerner was charged with two additional charges. Plead not guilty to felony counts of intimidation and arson. Next Status conference hearing on 9/23.
    9/23/19 Update: A 12-day trial has been scheduled over a period of four weeks next year for Kerner. Was in court Monday morning as Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford scheduled the trial to kick off March 31, which will be Kerner's 19th birthday. The trial will then take place Tuesday through Thursday for up to four weeks if necessary, the judge said. Also defense wants a change of venue. Next status conference hearing on 12/16 and final Pretrial conference hearing on 3/2/20. Motion hearing re Change of venue on 2/7/20 @ 1pm.

    12/16/19 Update: Trial has been cancelled for 3/31/20 & has been moved to 7/7/20. Next Motions hearing re change of venue on 2/7/20 & will take ½ day and a Pretrial conference hearing on 3/2/20.
     
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    @Tippy Lynn - since you are my "go-to person" for Indiana - I was wondering if I could bother you to see if there are an updates on this case. I have 3/2/20 as the next hearing, just want to make sure!

    Porter County Case #64D01-1903-MR-002107 - Connor Ralland Kerner

    TIA! [​IMG]
     
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    Here you go @Niner :D

    State of Indiana v. Connor Ralland Kerner
    Case Number 64D01-1903-MR-002107
    Court Porter Superior Court 1

    Charges:
    01 02/25/2019 35-42-1-1(1): Murder
    02 02/25/2019 35-42-1-1(1): Murder


    Court Dates:
    02/05/2020
    Hearing Scheduling Activity
    Hearing on Motion for Change of Venue originally scheduled on 02/07/2020 at 1:00 PM was rescheduled to 03/02/2020 at 1:30 PM. Reason: By Request.

    02/06/2020
    Automated ENotice Issued to Parties
    Hearing Scheduling Activity ---- 2/5/2020 : James H Voyles;Mark Anthony Thiros;Gary Stephen Germann

    03/02/2020
    Pretrial Conference
    Session:
    03/02/2020 9:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    03/02/2020
    Hearing on Motion for Change of Venue
    Session:
    02/07/2020 1:00 PM, Rescheduled
    Session:
    03/02/2020 1:30 PM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    Comment:
    1/2 day

    07/07/2020
    Jury Trial
    Session:
    03/31/2020 9:00 AM, Rescheduled
    Session:
    07/07/2020 9:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    Comment:
    7/7-7/9, 7/14-7/16, 7/21-7/23, 7/28-7/30
     
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    Monday, March 2nd:
    *Pretrial Hearing (@ 9am CT) – IN - Thomas Grill, Jr. (18) & Molley R. Lanham (19) (Feb. 25, 2019, St. John; found in Hebron, in burned out car) - *Connor Ralland Kerner (17) arrested (3/1/19) & charged as adult (3/4/19) & arraigned (7/15/19) with 2 counts of murder. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    Trial set to begin on 7/7/20 will take place Tuesday thru Thursday for up to 4 weeks. 7/7-9, 7/14-16, 7/21-23 & 7/28-30.
    3/4/19 Initial appearance. Status hearings on 5/6 & 6/10, Pretrial conference on 7/15. 5/6/19: Status hearing on 6/10 was cancelled, next status hearing on 7/15. 7/15/19: Kerner was charged with two additional charges. Plead not guilty to felony counts of intimidation and arson. Next Status conference hearing on 9/23.
    9/23/19 Update: A 12-day trial has been scheduled over a period of four weeks next year for Kerner. Was in court Monday morning as Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford scheduled the trial to kick off March 31, which will be Kerner's 19th birthday. The trial will then take place Tuesday through Thursday for up to four weeks if necessary, the judge said. Also defense wants a change of venue. Next status conference hearing on 12/16 and final Pretrial conference hearing on 3/2/20. Motion hearing re Change of venue on 2/7/20 @ 1pm.

    12/16/19 Update: Trial has been cancelled for 3/31/20 & has been moved to 7/7/20. Next Motions hearing re change of venue on 2/7/20 & will take ½ day and a Pretrial conference hearing on 3/2/20. 2/7/20: Change of venue will be heard at next pretrial conference hearing on 3/2/20.
     
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    Valparaiso man charged in double murder back in court arguing to move trial

    March 02, 2020
    .....
    The young man has pleaded not guilty to the two counts of murder and felony counts of intimidation and arson.

    Defense attorney James Voyles reiterated the claim Monday that there has been too much public hostility against Kerner and media coverage of his case for him to receive a fair trial in Porter County.
    [.....]
    A change of venue had been sought last year in another local murder case involving Hobart resident Christopher Dillard.

    The repeated requests were denied by another judge, and the court was able to secure what was determined to be fair and impartial jury, which returned after nearly three weeks of trial to find Dillard guilty of murdering his co-worker, 23-year-old Nicole Gland.



    Not too sure if this is the "whole" article as I had to put it into Outline as I could not access it directly.

    And if I can call upon you @Tippy Lynn to check the court site for his next hearing date? :) Maybe a bit too early... ??
     
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    State of Indiana v. Connor Ralland Kerner
    Case Number 64D01-1903-MR-002107
    Court Porter Superior Court 1
    Type MR - Murder
    Filed 03/04/2019
    Status 03/04/2019 , Pending (active)


    03/02/2020
    Pretrial Conference
    Session:
    03/02/2020 9:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V

    03/02/2020
    Hearing on Motion for Change of Venue
    Session:
    02/07/2020 1:00 PM, Rescheduled
    Session:
    03/02/2020 1:30 PM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    Comment:
    1/2 day

    07/07/2020
    Jury Trial
    Session:
    03/31/2020 9:00 AM, Rescheduled
    Session:
    07/07/2020 9:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    Comment:
    7/7-7/9, 7/14-7/16, 7/21-7/23, 7/28-7/30

    @Niner :D
     
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    “Prosecutors are challenging another attempt to move a high-profile murder case out of Porter County based on claims the accused cannot receive a fair trial because of publicity and public outrage.

    The request on behalf of the accused, 18-year-old Valparaiso resident Connor Kerner, comes in the wake of two denials for a change of venue last year for Christopher Dillard, who was found guilty of murdering his co-worker, 23-year-old Nicole Gland.

    […]

    Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford paused a hearing on the request last week to give prosecutors an opportunity to interview the private investigator hired by the defense, who had reportedly compiled news articles and social media posts about the case.

    The hearing is slated to continue at 1:30 p.m. April 6, and a trial is scheduled for July 7.”
     
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    Delay granted in Porter County double murder case

    April 2, 2020

    VALPARAISO — A hearing has been postponed for more than a month on a request to move the high-profile Connor Kerner double murder case out of Porter County based on claims the accused cannot receive a fair trial because of publicity and public outrage.

    The hearing, which was supposed to held Monday before Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford, is now scheduled for 10 a.m. May 26, according to the court.
    [.....]
    Defense attorney James Voyles has argued there has been too much public hostility against Kerner and media coverage of his case for him to receive a fair trial in Porter County.
     
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    @Tippy Lynn - when you have time - could you see if Kerner still has a hearing on 5/26?
    TIA! :)

    edited to add: Porter County #64D01-19003-MR-002107
     
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    @Niner


    State of Indiana v. Connor Ralland Kerner
    Case Number 64D01-1903-MR-002107
    Court Porter Superior Court 1
    Type MR - Murder
    Filed 03/04/2019


    05/18/2020
    Hearing Scheduling Activity
    Hearing on Motion for Change of Venue originally scheduled on 05/26/2020 at 10:00 AM was rescheduled to 06/03/2020 at 10:00 AM. Reason: Data Entry Error.

    05/19/2020
    Automated ENotice Issued to Parties
    Hearing Scheduling Activity ---- 5/18/2020 : James H Voyles;Mark Anthony Thiros;Gary Stephen Germann

    05/20/2020
    Order of Continuance by Court
    ON DEFT'S MTN FOR CHANGE OF VENUE FROM COUNTY. 2 HOUR HRG

    Order Signed:
    05/18/2020
    05/21/2020
    Automated ENotice Issued to Parties
    Order of Continuance by Court ---- 5/20/2020 : James H Voyles;Mark Anthony Thiros;Gary Stephen Germann

    06/03/2020
    Hearing on Motion for Change of Venue
    Session:
    05/26/2020 10:00 AM, Rescheduled
    Session:
    06/03/2020 10:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    Comment:
    2 hours
    07/07/2020
    Jury Trial
    Session:
    03/31/2020 9:00 AM, Rescheduled
    Session:
    07/07/2020 9:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    Comment:
    7/7-7/9, 7/14-7/16, 7/21-7/23, 7/28-7/30
     
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    Thanks a bunch! :)
     
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    Wednesday, June 3rd:
    *Motion Hearing (@ 10am CT) – IN - Thomas Grill, Jr. (18) & Molley R. Lanham (19) (Feb. 25, 2019, St. John; found in Hebron, in burned out car) - *Connor Ralland Kerner (17/now 19) arrested (3/1/19) & charged as adult (3/4/19) & arraigned (7/15/19) with 2 counts of murder. Plead not guilty. Held without bond.
    Trial set to begin on 7/7/20 will take place Tuesday thru Thursday for up to 4 weeks. 7/7-9, 7/14-16, 7/21-23 & 7/28-30.
    Court info from 3/4/19 thru 12/16/19 reference post #49 here:
    Found Deceased - IN - Thomas Grill Jr., 18, & Molley Lanham, 19, St. John, Lake County, 25 Feb 2019 *arrest*

    2/7/20: Change of venue will be heard at next pretrial conference hearing on 3/2/20.
    3/2/20 Update: Defense argues for change of venue because of too much publicity in Porter County. No decision was made by Judge. Hearing continued to 4/6 @ 1:30pm.

    4/2/20 Update: Due to the coronavirus motion hearing to hear change of venue has been moved to 5/26. 5/26/20 Update: Motion hearing to hear change of venue has been rescheduled to 6/3/20.
     
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    @Tippy Lynn - any updates on the next court hearing? TIA! :)
     
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    State of Indiana v. Connor Ralland Kerner
    Case Number 64D01-1903-MR-002107
    Court Porter Superior Court 1
    Type MR - Murder
    Filed 03/04/2019


    06/03/2020
    Hearing on Motion for Change of Venue
    Session:
    05/26/2020 10:00 AM, Rescheduled
    Session:
    06/03/2020 10:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    Comment:
    2 hours

    06/03/2020
    Hearing Scheduling Activity
    Jury Trial originally scheduled on 07/07/2020 at 9:00 AM was rescheduled to 09/15/2020 at 9:00 AM. Reason: Court's Own Motion.

    06/03/2020
    Hearing Scheduling Activity
    Hearing scheduled for 07/15/2020 at 9:00 AM.

    06/04/2020
    Automated ENotice Issued to Parties
    Hearing Scheduling Activity ---- 6/3/2020 : James H Voyles;Mark Anthony Thiros;Gary Stephen Germann Hearing Scheduling Activity ---- 6/3/2020 : James H Voyles;Mark Anthony Thiros;Gary Stephen Germann

    06/05/2020
    Order Denying
    DEFENDNAT'S MOTION FOR CHANGE OF VENUE FROM COUNTY

    Order Signed:
    06/03/2020
    06/06/2020
    Automated ENotice Issued to Parties
    Order Denying ---- 6/5/2020 : James H Voyles;Mark Anthony Thiros;Gary Stephen Germann

    07/15/2020
    Hearing
    Session:
    07/15/2020 9:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    Comment:
    Pre-trial motions (1/2 day)
    09/15/2020
    Jury Trial
    Session:
    03/31/2020 9:00 AM, Rescheduled
    Session:
    07/07/2020 9:00 AM, Rescheduled
    Session:
    09/15/2020 9:00 AM, Judicial Officer: Bradford, Roger V
    Comment:
    9/15-9/18, 9/22-9/25, 9/29-10/2

    @Niner :)
     
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