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Local Life Sentence Overturned

The Indiana Supreme Court Tuesday overturned the life sentence for a woman convicted of killing her two-year-old cousin, Jada Justice, in June 2009, instead ordering a 65-year-old prison sentence for Engelica Castillo, who was convicted of murder, neglect of a dependent, battery and false informing. Court officials say the toddler's body was found in a swampy body of water in LaPorte County after Castillo claimed someone abducted the child from a Gary gas station. Officials say Castillo's co-defendant and then-boyfriend Timothy Tkachik pleaded guilty in connection with the case and cooperated with authorities, testifying against Castillo.

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