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Suspect in pair of Indianapolis murders on trial for second time

First trial ended in mistrial
Posted at 10:30 AM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 10:30:16-04

INDIANAPOLIS—For the second time this year, a 34-year-old Indianapolis man is on trial for a pair of murders in 2017.

Maurice Turentine's first trial in February ended in a mistrial, after jurors began their deliberations.

At the time of the killings at a home on the city's southeast side, police said the murders appeared to be drug-related.

The victims, 30-year-old Darrel Miller and 31-year-old James Clark, were found shot to death at a home on Villa Avenue.

A four-year-old child was present at the time of the murders but was not harmed.

A second suspect, Mingo Thames, was convicted by a Marion County jury last year and was sentenced to 110-years in prison.