Judge Waives Teen, Another Charged In Hershman Murder Case

first_imgHershman was found deceased in her West Ellis Street Home on December 30.A teenager was transferred to adult court and charges were filed against another man in connection to the murder of a Milan woman nearly ten months to the day that the alleged crime occurred.68-year-old Nancy Hershman was killed on December 30, 2012.In October, a hearing was held to determine if a teen previously known by initials D.H., would be tried as an adult or juvenile.Ripley County Circuit Court Judge Carl Taul waived the teenager, Daniel A. Hodge, who was 15 years old on the date of the crime into adult court after a request from the state, according to The Versailles Republican. The ruling was filed on Nov. 1.Hodge had his 16th Birthday on Dec. 31. If he was 16 on the date of the crime, he would have been automatically sent to adult court.If Hodge is convicted of adult murder charges, he could potentially serve 65 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. A conviction in juvenile court would have brought a maximum detention sentence until age 21.Hodge is also facing felony burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary charges in connection to the case.In March, Judge Taul waived the other juvenile in the case, Sean Nichols, 15, to adult court. On October 30, charges were filed against his older brother for an alleged participation in the crime, The Versailles Republican reports.20-year-old Ben Nichols, Cincinnati, is facing conspiracy to commit theft and conspiracy to commit burglary charges in connection to the Hershman case. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 15.Authorities believe Daniel Hodge, Sean Nichols, and 22-year-old Allison Moore drove from Colerain Township, Ohio and broke into Hershman’s home on West Ellis Street. Moore is believed to be the shooter, while Hodge and Nichols were attempting to take a television.last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Wisconsin handles Penn State, prepares for Minnesota Saturday

first_imgDespite a second-half comeback attempt by Penn State, the No. 5 Wisconsin men’s basketball team outlasted the Nittany Lions in State College, Pennsylvania Wednesday night 55-47 to capture its ninth straight victory.Wisconsin (24-2, 12-1 Big Ten) was led by junior forward Sam Dekker, who had a team-best and season-best 22 points on 9 of 13 shooting (3-for-6 from three) Wednesday along with five rebounds. Senior forward Frank Kaminsky was the only other UW player in double figures with 16 points and nine rebounds.The Badgers took a 31-24 lead into halftime over Penn State (15-12, 3-11 Big Ten) and extended that lead to 16, 46-30, with eight minutes and 52 seconds left in the second half. Earlier in the half, the Nittany Lions went on a more than six-minute scoring drought, staying at 26 points and helping Wisconsin extend its lead.But from there Penn State responded with a 13-3 run that pulled them within six at 49-43 with a little over three minutes left in the game.However, Wisconsin made its free throws from that point on to leave State College with a win and a program-best 24-2 overall record.Penn State guard D.J. Newbill, who entered the game as the Big Ten’s leading scorer, had a game-high 29 points and was the only Nittany Lion to score over seven points.Wisconsin sophomore forward Nigel Hayes hauled in a game-high 13 rebounds along with nine points.Neither team shot particularly well, as Wisconsin was just 20-for-51 (39.2 percent) while Penn State went 21-for-54 (38.9 percent) from the floor. Both teams struggled from beyond the arc, as well, with Wisconsin shooting just 22.7 percent (5-for-22) and Penn State shooting only 15.4 percent (2-for-13) from three.The Badgers will now turn their attention to their next game on Saturday against Minnesota (16-11, 5-9 Big Ten) at the Kohl Center.With the regular season coming to a close — Wisconsin has just six games left until the Big Ten tournament and postseason play begins — the Badgers can finally start to look toward clinching their first regular season conference championship since 2008. As of Wednesday night, the Badgers have a three game lead over three teams (No. 16 Maryland, Michigan State and Purdue) in the Big Ten conference standings.It is possible for the Badgers to clinch at least a share of the Big Ten regular season Saturday. If Wisconsin can defeat the Gophers at the Kohl Center and either Maryland, Michigan State or Purdue loses, the Badgers will clinch a share of the conference title.But first they’ll have to take care of their border rival Saturday. Minnesota fell to Northwestern 72-66 Wednesday night to give them back-to-back losses after falling to Indiana Sunday night. Gopher senior guard Andre Hollins led Minnesota with 12 points, six assists and four rebounds Wednesday.Hollins leads the Minnesota scoring threat, averaging a team-high 15 points to go with 4.1 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. The 6-foot-2 guard is deadly from deep, making 43.8 percent of his shots from three, which is good for third best in the Big Ten.Wisconsin and Minnesota will square off at 11 a.m. Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center. The game will be televised on ESPN.Game VitalsNo. 5 Wisconsin (24-2, 12-1 Big Ten)Big Ten: 12-1, 1st place by three games over Maryland, Michigan State and PurdueLast Game: Defeated Penn State on the road, 55-47Probable Starters: G – Bronson Koenig (6-4, 7.5 ppg), G – Josh Gasser (6-4, 7.3 ppg), F – Nigel Hayes (6-8, 12.4 ppg), F – Sam Dekker (6-9, 13.0 ppg), F – Frank Kaminsky (7-0, 17.6 ppg)Key Reserves: G – Zak Showalter, F – Duje Dukan, F – Vitto BrownMinnesota (16-11, 5-9 Big Ten)Big Ten: 5-9, 11th placeLast Game: Lost to Northwestern at home, 72-66Probable Starters: G – DeAndre Mathieu (5-9, 8.3 ppg), G – Andre Hollins (6-2, 15.0 ppg), F – Joey King (6-9, 9.0), F – Charles Buggs (6-9, 3.8), F – Maurice Walker (6-10, 11.7)Key Reserves: G – Nate Mason, G – Carols Morris, C – Elliott EliasonWho – No. 5 Wisconsin vs. MinnesotaWhen – Saturday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m.Where – Kohl Center (17,230); Madison, WisconsinTV – ESPNlast_img read more

Injured Cristiano Ronaldo out of Real Madrid squad at Manchester City

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has been left out of Real Madrid’s matchday squad for the Champions League semifinal first leg at Manchester City.Ronaldo, 31, missed Saturday’s 3-2 La Liga victory at Rayo Vallecano with a muscle problem but travelled with the Madrid squad to Manchester for Tuesday’s game.Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Monday that the Portugal captain was “100 percent” for the City clash, however, he reportedly failed a prematch fitness test and he has not been deemed fit enough to participate at all, failing to even make the bench.Ronaldo was pictured pitchside before the game at the Etihad Stadium.Karim Benzema had also been a doubt before the game, after he limped off before half-time against Rayo with an apparent hamstring problem. But the France international is in the Madrid starting XI against Man City.Lucas Vazquez starts, taking the place of Jese Rodriguez who had deputised for Ronaldo against Rayo. Man City are without Yaya Toure, who picked up an injury against Stoke City on Saturday but was unlikely to start the game with Fernando and Fernandinho the preferred pairing.Man City: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, De Bruyne, AgueroReal Madrid: Keylor Navas, Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Benzema—last_img read more