Authorities zeroed in on Indianapolis explosion suspects quickly, court documents show
Arrest warrants, other details released
12-21-12 -- Monserrate Shirley, Mark Leonard and Robert Leonard are arrested on 48 charges, including murder and arson, in the Nov. 10 explosion in the Richmond Hill neighborhood that killed two neighbors and damaged or destroyed dozens of…
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INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities zeroed in on suspects in the explosion on Indianapolis' south side in November 2012 that killed two people and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes, court documents released Thursday showed.
The release of search warrants verified what sources told Call 6 Investigators around the time that Mark Leonard, Robert Leonard and Monserrate Shirley were arrested in December and offers a more complete picture of what police were doing behind the scenes.
Twenty days after the explosion, police were building the case. They requested an arrest warrant on Robert Leonard to get photographs, fingerprints and a DNA sample.
Documents were filed on Dec. 6 seeking the arrest of Mark Leonard to get the same information.
Detectives moved in with federal agents to arrest all three on Dec. 21.
Documents also revealed that investigators focused on all of Mark and Monserrate's phone calls from Nov. 1 through Nov. 28.
On Wednesday, 15 search warrants were released, indicating how quickly fire investigators pinpointed the cause of the blast that killed Dion and Jennifer Longworth.
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