Indiana court set to hear triple slaying appeal

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man given three death sentences for the slayings of his wife and two teenage stepchildren in the family’s Gary home is appealing his case to the Indiana Supreme Court.

Among 48-year-old Kevin Isom’s chief arguments is the fact that he can only die once.

A Lake County jury convicted Kevin Isom last year in the 2007 shooting deaths of his 40-year-old wife, Cassandra, 16-year-old Michael Moore and 13-year-old Ci’Andria Cole.

Defense attorney Mark Bates is asking the Supreme Court on Thursday to throw out Isom’s death sentences or grant him a new trial.

A judge declared Isom’s first trial a mistrial following issues over jury selection.

Isom is one of 13 inmates held on Indiana’s Death Row. 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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