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Indy Eleven hosts Fan Appreciation Night

Indy Eleven Fan Appreciation Night

Randall Newsome | All In - News 8 at 4 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indy Eleven soccer team was hosting its last regular season home game Wednesday night, and it’s showing fans some appreciation.

John Koluder, Indy Eleven communications and marketing director, said Wednesday that regardless of the final score they will have some special gifts for their loyal fan base.

“Results aside, we’re giving away 1,000 of our annual team posters and we’re also starting a game-worn jersey auctions after the game that go through our playoff run,” Koluder said.

With a win or a tie, they also have a chance to host a playoff game.

“With everything (we have) on the line as far as post-season implications, it’s going to be an even bigger deal here,” Koluder said.

If you’re wondering what home field advantage means to this team, check their recent record.

“It’s been since last July since we’ve lost at home,” Koluder said. “It’s one of the best home runs in league history.”

He said the presence of the fans gives the team an edge that sets it apart from other teams in the league and he’s hopeful that the same energy will carry them on a solid playoff run.

“They’re singing, chanting and waving flags 90 minutes straight and it’s that energy that our team has really fueled off of for the last year and a half,” Koluder said.

The game will air starting at 7 p.m. on MyINDY TV-23.

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Florida woman accused of zipping her boyfriend in suitcase for hours until he died

(CNN) — Sarah Boone called 911 and said her boyfriend got trapped in a suitcase and died during a game of hide-and-seek, according to court records.

The Florida couple had been drinking Chardonnay and doing puzzles Sunday night in their Winter Park apartment, Boone told authorities, when they thought “it would be funny” to hop in a suitcase as a part of the game, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Boone, 42, zipped up Jorge Torres Jr. in the blue suitcase containing a few items for donating. Two of his fingers stuck out, so she assumed he could open it, according to the affidavit.

She went upstairs to bed and thought he’d get himself out of the suitcase and join her, only to wake up Monday and find him still in it and not breathing, the affidavit says.

Boone was arrested Tuesday and faces a second-degree murder charge after investigators determined videos on her phone contradicted her story.

The phone footage shows her mocking her boyfriend as she filmed his cries for help, and telling him it was his punishment for cheating, according to the arrest affidavit.

“I can’t f**king breathe, seriously,” her boyfriend said in the phone video. “That’s on you. Oh, that’s what I feel like when you cheat on me,” she responds.

The video shows the victim pushing on the suitcase and trying to get out, the affidavit says. When police showed the video to Boone, she pushed it away halfway through and said she didn’t want to watch it, the affidavit says.

Police searched her iPhone after she signed a waiver and gave verbal and written consent. CNN has reached out to her public defender.

Boone denied intentionally leaving Torres in the suitcase, according to the affidavit.

Boone called police Monday afternoon and said she woke up hours earlier but assumed her boyfriend was on his computer in another room. When she could not find him, she suddenly realized he was still in the suitcase.

“Sarah unzipped the suitcase and found Jorge unresponsive and not breathing,” the affidavit says. “Sarah zipped Jorge in the suitcase to where he could not get out. Jorge begged Sarah repeatedly telling her he could not breathe and Sarah left him in the suitcase … and demonstrated a depraved mind without regard for Jorge’s life.”

When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim near the front door with a laceration on his lip and bruising around his eye.

Boone is being held without bail. No cause of death is listed on the arrest affidavit.

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