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Trial set for Easter murder suspect

August 2, 2018

An Allen County judge set a September trial date for a man charged with an Easter morning killing near Memorial Coliseum.

Tyrion McNair, 25, is charged with murder in the death of Javon Burnett, 26, on April 1 and is scheduled to stand trial Sept. 25. Burnett was found shot to death between two buildings at The Summit at Ridgewood Apartments, according to court documents. 

Joshua Smiley, 21, is also charged with murder in the case, and a judge is scheduled to set his trial date Aug. 15. 

Man pleads guilty in BAE tuition scam

A man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal wire fraud charge for stealing from a local defense contractor.

Nicholas A. Young stole $25,500 through a tuition assistance program, which provided upfront payments to employees who submitted requests for assistance, according to an indictment. Thirty other former BAE Systems employees are charged in the scheme. 

A plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne calls for Young to pay back the money. 

mleblanc@jg.net

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