Man convicted of capturing 2 Indiana judges in avenue dispute exterior White Citadel

INDIANAPOLIS — A person who shot and wounded two southern Indiana judges exterior an Indianapolis quick meals restaurant in 2019 was convicted Wednesday on seven of eight felonies and one misdemeanor after a three-day trial.

A jury convicted Brandon Kaiser of aggravated battery, a number of battery-related prices and carrying a handgun with out a license. He was acquitted on one depend of battery leading to reasonable bodily damage.

David Margerum, Kaiser’s lawyer, informed WRTV-TV that Kaiser was taken into custody after the decision. He’s scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 21.

Clark County Circuit judges Brad Jacobs and Andrew Adams have been shot through the early morning hours of Could 1, 2019 within the car parking zone of a downtown White Citadel restaurant. One other decide, Sabrina Bell of Crawford County, was with Jacobs and Adams on the time.

Kaiser claimed he was appearing in self-defense in opposition to the group of judges, who have been on the town for a convention, and courtroom paperwork claimed Bell flipped off Kaiser and his nephew.

Adams accepted a plea settlement to plead responsible to battery leading to bodily damage in September 2019. Beneath the plea settlement, prosecutors agreed to dismiss six extra prices in opposition to the decide. He obtained a suspended sentence of three hundred and sixty five days.

The Indiana Fee of Judicial {Qualifications} filed disciplinary prices in opposition to the three judges concerned. Jacobs and Bell have been reinstated to the bench in December of that 12 months after serving 30-day suspensions. Adams was ordered to serve a 60-day suspension.

Bell resigned from the bench on July 15 after the Indiana Supreme Court docket suspended her when a particular prosecutor filed felony prices in opposition to her associated to a home dispute.

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