Tywan James convicted of 2017 double murder of women found in burned car

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Gary man arrested for the murder of two women in Indianapolis last September was convicted Wednesday by a Marion County jury.

Tywan James, 31, was found guilty of the murders of Martina Webb and Aliyah Igartua on Sept. 30, 2017.

Webb, 24, and Igartua, 21 – both from Gary themselves – were discovered inside a burning vehicle in the 1600 block of North Goodlet Avenue. An autopsy determined both had died of gunshot wounds to the head prior to being set on fire.

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Investigators eventually determined that Webb and Igartua were shot following an argument with other people at a get-together they were at to see Webb’s boyfriend.

James fled the scene, but was apprehended in Hammond, Indiana, less than a month later.

Judge Mark Stoner set a sentencing date for James for 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 10. He faces up to 65 years in prison on each count of murder.

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