Member of Elkhart Four released from prison

(Sam Householder/The Elkhart Truth)

CARLISLE, Ind. (AP): A northern Indiana man whose murder conviction was thrown out by the Indiana Supreme Court has been released from prison after completing his felony burglary sentence.

Wabash Valley Correctional Facility spokesman Rich Larsen says Levi Sparks of Elkhart was released shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Sparks along with Blake Layman and Anthony Sharp Jr. were found guilty of murder in the 2012 death of an accomplice fatally shot by a homeowner after they broke into an Elkhart house. They were convicted under a state law that allows murder charges if someone is killed during the commission of another felony.

Larsen says Layman is scheduled to be released on Sept. 2 and Sharp, who is being held at the Indiana State Prison, is scheduled to be released on May 13, 2018.


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