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3 men to be resentenced after Supreme Court ruling

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) – A new sentencing hearing is scheduled for three northern Indiana men whose murder convictions were previously thrown out by the Indiana Supreme Court.

Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and Anthony Sharp Jr. of Elkhart originally were found guilty of murder in the October 2012 death of an accomplice fatally shot by a homeowner after they broke into a house. They were convicted under a state law that allows murder charges if someone is killed during the commission of another felony.

The state Supreme Court in September threw out the murder convictions and ordered they be sentenced on felony burglary charges. The court denied a petition from the state to rehear the case earlier this month.

The felony burglary charge carries a maximum 20-year sentence. Layman and Sharp had previously received sentences of 55 years in prison, while Sparks received a 50-year sentence.

The three are scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 7, The Elkhart Truth reports.

Elkhart County Prosecutor Curtis Hill has defended his interpretation of the state law under which the three were charged with murder, and he has prosecuted other cases similarly. They include the case of Freddie Rhodes and Deante Dalton, who were convicted of felony murder in June for the shooting death of an accomplice during a home invasion.

Attorneys for Rhodes and Dalton are in the process of appealing their case.


New spring menu at Georgetown Market features Matcha Iced Latte and Ancient Grain Salad

It may not feel like spring outside, but at Georgetown Market – they’re ready!

In our kitchen today, the crew shares part of their new spring menu, including new hot drink and coffee options, as well as a yummy, healthy salad.

New spring menu at Georgetown Market features Matcha Iced Latte and Ancient Grain Salad

Iced Matcha Latte
2 Tbsp Simple Syrup
2 Tbsp Matcha
Ice Fill Cup to rim with Ice
1 Cup Almond milk
In a 16oz glass mix matcha, simple syrup and only a 2/3 cup of the almond milk. Save the 1/3 cup of almond milk for later step.
With a spoon, stir the matcha, simple syrup and almond milk until well blended.
Add Ice to matcha mix and then slowly top with almond milk. Serve.

Ancient Grain Salad
Soaking Sorghum
2 Cup Sorghum
6 Cup Water
Cooking Sorghum
2 Cup Sorghum
6 Cup Water
6 ea Bay Leaves
3 Tbsp Salt
3 Cups Sorghum Cooked and drained
2 Cup Parsnips 1/2 moon slices
2 Cup Mushroom Halved
2 Cup Fennel Julienne
2 Cup Carrots 1/2 moon slices
4 oz Black Garlic Minced into a paste
4 oz Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp Salt
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
2 Cups Spinach
2 Cups Feta Crumbled
Mix water and sorghum in a large pot overnight. Drain sorghum of excess water. Set aside.
In a large pot bring water, salt, bay leaves, and soaked sorghum to a boil.
Cover pot and let sorghum boil for 45 to 55 minutes or until tender. Let cool then drain excess water. set aside.
Prep all veggies and then toss veggies in olive oil until veggies are well coated, roast at 400 for 15 minutes
Pull veggies from oven and set aside.
In a large bowl, toss cooked sorghum, roasted veggies, and spinach. Serve warm.