EAST CHICAGO, Ind. — An East Chicago councilman charged with murder has been re-elected.
The (Munster) Times reports that 42-year-old Robert Battle ran unopposed in Tuesday’s election. He is accused of shooting Reimundo Camarillo Jr. to death on Oct. 12 in East Chicago. He also faces a federal drug charge after police say they found more than 73 pounds of marijuana and more than $100,000 cash during a Porter County traffic stop.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said Battle did not request an absentee ballot to vote from the jail.
Battle is seeking bail and a Nov. 17 hearing is planned. On Tuesday a Lake County judge granted prosecutors’ request for a DNA mouth swab from Battle.
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Only in Amerika.
lol…And people think Hillary won’t become president due to her ‘troubles’.
Not only will she beat this, she’s ALREADY BEEN DECIDED as the next president.
Accept it – or revolt.
I’ve been saying it all along.
Being that there is no ‘greater evil’ among the ‘candidates’, she’s definitely got to be their # 1 choice.
We’re WAY beyond subtlety on their part any longer.
you just can’t fix stupid.