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Man charged with attempted murder of brother

Family disputes can escalate quickly and even turn into violence. While such incidents are awful, it's important to remember that people accused of a crime have the right to a defense.

A dispute between two Evansville brothers last month ended with one of them being arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder. According to news reports, officers received reports of gunshots in the area from several people. They also stated that they saw a young white man standing on the porch without a shirt on, and he was pointing a gun at another person. When officers arrived, the man walked out of the home and was taken into custody without incident.

Apparently the man reported to be standing on the porch was the brother who was the targeted of the attempted shooting. He told 911 dispatchers that he went to his brother's home to pay him back some money he owed him. When he got there, his brother began yelling about "blowing his head off" and began firing a gun at him. The man was able to get back in his truck and drove away unharmed. Officers obtained a search warrant for the house and proceeded to find drugs, paraphernalia and firearms inside.

Indiana homicide laws are strict, and should never be faced without adequate legal counsel. As a state, Indiana does still allow the death penalty. An attempted murder charge could result in a sentence of life in prison without parole. This, in addition to the multiple other charges the man in this situation received, led to his being held without bond.

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