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NW Indiana man gets 150 years in killings of woman, teen son

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana man has been sentenced to 150 years in prison for the slayings of a Gary woman and her 13-year-old son, who were fatally shot in their home during a 2019 robbery.

Darren “Duke” Taylor was sentenced Friday, about a month after a Lake County jury convicted the 41-year-old Hammond man of two counts each of murder, murder in perpetration of a robbery and robbery.

Police said Taylor shot 35-year-old Temia Haywood and her son, Lavell Edmond, in the head at close range in their Gary home in March 2019.


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