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Indiana Supreme Court suspends LaPorte County judge

March 12, 2010|WSBT-TV Report
  • Jennifer Evans Koethe (photo provided)
Jennifer Evans Koethe (photo provided)

LAPORTE COUNTY — The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended a LaPorte County judge for judicial misconduct. Judge Jennifer Evans Koethe was accused of trying to cover up evidence in 2008 when she says she accidentally shot herself in the head. She was not seriously injured. In January, a jury found her not guilty of obstruction of justice in the case. But she still could have lost her position for judicial misconduct. Instead, the state Supreme Court decided to suspend her for 60 days without pay. She also is prohibited from hearing any case that involves any of the police officers who were involved with that incident.

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