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Granddad Gone Bad

Chris Carlson left Indianapolis with his three grandsons for a male-bonding adventure in the Grand Canyon. Then he went to prison.

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Free Man

The cell phone ringing in the driver’s hip pocket startles the man in the passenger’s seat. It is a sound he has never heard before. He asks if he can answer it. The driver, his sister, shows him how. On the line is his sister’s daughter, an adult niece he hasn’t seen since she was a child. She asks where they are.

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IM Crime Files: In the Name of the Father

“We are all defined by our fathers,” says Bishop T. Garrett Benjamin of Mmoja Ajabu. “Everything we do in life is either in honor of, or in reaction to them.”

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The Long Con

Phil Ferguson pulled off one of the biggest frauds in Indiana history, duping clients out of millions of dollars and staying one step ahead of the law.

Kristine Bunch won freedom in 2012.
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When Will Kristine Bunch Be Free?

After one son died in a house fire, Kristine Bunch of Greensburg did 16 years for murder and arson while separated from her other child. Eventually she won a grueling fight for freedom and a chance to be a mother again. But some things, she discovered, were lost forever.

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Mean Streets

Maciej didn’t know there was another man in the house, behind him. A deafening blast rang against the walls.

Mark Nicholson
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The Indy Lawyer with a Manslaughter Conviction

“It’s pretty much known by everyone around here,” a Marion County deputy prosecutor says of Mark Nicholson’s background.

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Looking Back On Indiana’s Most Infamous Crime, 50 Years Later

The details of her demise, revealed at the 1966 trial, defy belief. Here, a peek at the lives of the participants in the murder of Sylvia Likens 50 years later.

Jared Fogle in a photo from our November 2013 Issue.
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What’s Next for Jared Fogle

“In three months, he will know his fate.”

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The First Church of Cannabis

Whether or not the First Church succeeds in cloaking itself in the RFRA, it has already brought marijuana legal reform back into public discussion.

Dr. Gregory Konrath
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The Proposal

If nothing else, the doctor is guilty of hubris. “He’s a brilliant guy—obviously a very high IQ,” says Embrey. “He may have been a very good surgeon. But he’s shown he’s not a very good criminal.”

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Under the Gun: Indy’s Lost Boys

“It seems like every other day, there’s an incident,” says Vernell Miller. “Shootings happen so frequently that folks in the community develop an apathy. That’s alarming to me.”

Brian Ciyou
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My Gun Story: The Gun Enthusiast

It’s simplistic to point to one thing—guns—and say that’s the problem.

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Under the Gun: Do Convenience-Store Clerks Need More Protection?

“We take security very seriously,” says Jay Ricker of Anderson-based Ricker Oil Co.

Christopher Wilburn
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My Gun Story: The IMPD Cop

After experiencing this and the emotional toll, some might hesitate to pull their gun again.