Judge won’t act on request to toss case
An Allen County judge will not act on a request by a man accused of shooting another man to death in December that his case be thrown out.
Bryan L. Flowers, 35, is charged with killing De’andre Voss, 32, two days before Christmas. The killing was captured by a surveillance camera at the scene, and DNA evidence also links him to the crime, police say.
He is represented by attorney Stanley Campbell but filed a motion on his own to dismiss the case last month.
Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull issued an order this week saying she will not act on the request because Flowers has a lawyer. The motion was sent to Campbell, court records show.
A jury trial in the case is scheduled for Oct. 16.
Ex-BAE employee admits to fraud
A Fort Wayne woman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a single count of wire fraud for stealing from a local defense contractor.
Shynell E. Hutchins is among 31 former BAE Systems employees charged in the scheme, which involved pocketing upfront payments for college classes through a tuition assistance program. She stole $20,196, according to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne.
A plea agreement calls for Hutchins to pay back the money. Two other wire fraud charges will be dropped, according to the agreement.