Supreme Court upholds death sentence of Gary man accused of killing wife, 2 stepchildren

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a Gary man convicted of killing his wife and two teenage stepchildren.

The court issued a unanimous ruling Wednesday in the case of Kevin Isom. Lake County jury convicted him of murder in the 2007 shooting deaths of his 40-year-old wife, Cassandra, and 16-year-old Michael Moore and 13-year-old Ci'Andria Cole in the family's Gary apartment.

The judge gave Isom three death sentences, but the Supreme Court found the judge exceeded his statutory authority in ordering them to be served consecutively, or one after the other. It sent the case back to the trial court for a new sentencing order making that change.

Isom is one of 13 men held on Indiana's death row. None is currently scheduled for execution.

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