Charles Gerron found guilty in Michigan City cold case slaying

(Photo supplied/LaPorte County jail)

A guilty verdict has been reached in the deadly shooting of a woman in Michigan City more than six years ago.


Charles Gerron was found guilty of murder and criminal recklessness in the death of Nekeisha Hodges-Hawkins. He faces sentencing on Oct. 26 and faces 45 to 65 years in prison.

The case went cold for over five years. That is, until a tip came in that led to the arrest of Gerron in December of 2016.

Gerron had agreed to a plea deal to reduce his charge because of a question over whether he actually fired the bullet that killed Hodges-Hawkins. But in a fairly rare move, the judge rejected it and faced a full jury in the seven-day trial.

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