Trial date set for man accused of killing half-brother

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The trial date for a man accused of a February homicide is now set.

Our Partners in News at ABC 21 say Joshua Mackin’s trial will begin on June 20.

Mackin, 33, is accused of shooting his half-brother Samuel Westlake to death back on February 19 of this year. Westlake was found inside his Jeep outside of a Fort Wayne motel. Witnesses told police that Mackin was angry at Westlake because he slept with Mackin’s girlfriend.

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Mackin requested a public defender after initially asking for a speedy trial during his first court appearance in March.

Mackin will next be in court on May 15 for a pretrial conference.


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