GARY, Ind. - The fiancee of a slain Gary police officer says she believes the death penalty should be sought against the man charged in the shooting.
Lake County authorities announced Thursday that a murder charge had been filed 24-year-old Carl Le'Ellis Blount Jr. of Gary for the July 6 shooting death of Officer Jeffrey Westerfield.
Denise Sheaks-Cather tells the Post-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1mMAVAt ) that Westerfield's family can no longer see or talk with him and that Blount should be treated the same. Sheaks-Cather says she'll attend every court hearing and doesn't want to see any other families go through same tragedy.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich says the prosecutor's office will review the case before deciding whether to seek the death penalty.
A telephone message seeking comment was left for Blount's public defender.
Franklin College grad wins Doritos Super Bowl ad
The Super Bowl is the most-watched program on TV each year.
Broncos D dominates Panthers in Super Bowl win
Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton…
PHOTOS: Big plays in Super Bowl 50
See the big plays of Super Bowl 50.
Cold and snowy start to the week
Winter is about to return to Indiana, and it's going to stick around for a while.
80-year-old man missing, may be disoriented
A state-wide Silver Alert was issued for an 80-year-old man last seen Saturday afternoon.