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Date Set for Bench Trial in New Carlisle Murder Case

(St. Joseph County, IN) - A trial date has been set for the alleged killer of a 6-year-old New Carlisle girl.


15-year-old Anthony Hutchens has been incarcerated pending psychological evaluations and court proceedings since he was accused of molesting and killing Grace Ross behind their New Carlisle apartment complex in March of 2021.


According to court documents reports, Hutchens waived his right to a jury trial in St. Joseph Superior Court 3 Friday. Hutchens appeared by phone from a juvenile detention facility where is is being kept.


He is scheduled to stand trial as an adult before a judge beginning January 23. A pretrial conference is set for January 6.

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