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Murder trial pushed back to May

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

The jury trial for a Loogootee teen charged with murdering a couple who lived near him has been pushed back to the end of May.
At a court hearing on Tuesday, Judge Michael McHaney set the new trial date for Clifford Baker, a 16-year-old who is charged with fatally shooting Mike Mahon and Deb Tish in their home last August. The trial is now set to begin on May 31.
Last Friday, McHaney denied a motion by Baker’s attorneys to suppress statements made by the teen several hours after he allegedly murdered the couple.


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