Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
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A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
The Asiana Airlines captain who crashed a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport in July told investigators he was stressed out and "very concerned" about attempting a visual approach because the...More >>
The pilot of the jet that crash-landed at San Francisco's airport last summer worried privately before takeoff about handling the Boeing 777, especially because runway construction meant he would have to land without...More >>
WARRICK CO., IN (WFIE) -
A Warrick County man convicted of the brutal murders of his stepmother and stepgrandmother is petitioning the court for a shorter sentence.
Back in 1988, Robert Wayne Grass was sentenced to a hundred years in prison. He's served more than 20.
Grass' hearing is coming up next week.
It's been a long time since anyone has heard of Robert Wayne Grass. He was 17 years old when he first walked through this court house, 18 years old when he was convicted on both of those murders.
On Wednesday, 14 News spoke to the lead investigator at the time, who says hundred year sentence does not sound excessive no matter how well behaved Grass has been jail.
"It was not considered to be a death penalty case at the time, but it could have been. I understand his interest in modifying his sentence. He is still a young man in a sense that he is only in his 40s. However, he still has a long time to serve in the department of corrections," Chief Deputy Marvin Heilman said. Heilman was the lead investigator for Indiana State Police at the time.
Robert Wayne Grass has been serving more than 23 years at a maximum security prison for strangulating his stepmom, Cynthia Grass, and hiding her body underneath a bunk bed. He has also been serving for stabbing and beating his stepgrandmother, Edith Maxey, to death and then stuffing her in a closet inside her mobile home in Chandler.
"It was a particularly brutal murder. It's just an unusual case for our area here," Heilman said.
14 News spoke with Grass in 1999. He didn't say he was innocent or guilty, but said there was additional evidence that would have changed his conviction.
"As I review the record now and remember, there was a blood stain on the floor that had a footprint in it. It's still there and it's never been brought up," Grass said in an interview in 1999.
Heilman says despite not having advanced technology back then, he never doubted Grass killed both his step mom and step grandmother.
"There was certain evidence, circumstantial evidence that directly connected him, Robert to the scene. It's difficult because he was a 17 year old teenager. I didn't really get a chance to talk to him, as far as an interrogation or anything like that, about the facts of the crime," Heilman said.
Hielman along with the former Warrick County Prosecutor have been subpoenaed to appear in court on Monday. We will ask to speak to Grass on Monday as well.
Heilman says although it is a 100 year sentence, the most Grass will serve is 50 years.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:22 AM EST2013-12-11 14:22:48 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:24 PM EST2013-12-11 04:24:49 GMT
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This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. "Most of them come from your hands. You touch surfaces, you scratch your nose, the virus gets in," said Dr. Don BucklinMore >>
This time of year if you haven't come down with a cold consider yourself lucky. More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 9:39 AM EST2013-12-11 14:39:39 GMT
CHEYNNE, WY (KGWN/CNN) - For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY. With his trusty dog max and his radar gun in hand, he took to the streets Tuesday morning to remind driversMore >>
For the second year in a row, the Grinch is on patrol in Cheyenne, WY.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.