Prosecutors: Indiana man bragged about killings

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A prison inmate has been charged with murder after investigators say he bragged to an acquaintance about killing two north people in 2008.

Kenneth Carl Sandidge was serving a four-year term on an unrelated firearms violation in the state prison at Westville when he was charged recently by Lake County prosecutors.

The Post-Tribune and The Times report investigators believe the 55-year-old man fatally shot two people inside a Merrillville apartment about six years ago. Forty-seven-year-old Michelle Covington and 44-year-old Vincent Currie, 44 died of gunshot wounds to their heads.

Court documents allege Sandidge bragged about the slayings and warned a woman when he was angry that he had already killed two people. Prosecutors also say DNA links Sandidge to the crime scene.

It isn’t clear whether Sandidge has an attorney. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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