Indiana Supreme Court to hear Mark Leonard’s appeal in Richmond Hill case

News

Mark Leonard (file photo)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court will hear an appeal next month in the case of the alleged ringleader of a deadly Indianapolis house explosion.

The high court has set a Sept. 22 hearing for Mark Leonard’s appeal of his murder and arson convictions and his sentence.

The 47-year-old is serving two life sentences without parole plus 75 years in the November 2012 natural gas blast that killed two next-door neighbors and devastated the neighborhood.

Prosecutors say Leonard spearheaded a plot to destroy his then-girlfriend’s house to collect insurance money. One other person has been convicted in that case, two others have reached plea deals and another faces a November trial.

Leonard’s appeal contends testimony about a separate murder-for hire scheme he’s charged in should never have been presented at his trial.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trademark and Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Most Popular

Latest News

More News