Monday, January 10, 2011

Gary murder defendant skips court appearance - Gary Post Tribune

A Gary man wanted for murder in a Dec. 12 shooting has missed some court dates stemming from his probation revocation for a burglary in Missouri.

William Bradford Key III, 20, who was charged in Lake Superior Court on Monday with murder in the shooting death of Vincent Wren, failed to appear in court Tuesday on a petition to revoke his probation in a case transferred from Missouri in which he was placed on probation for five years.

Probation officer Kimberly Collins had filed for a probable cause hearing, which was set for Tuesday before Magistrate Natalie Bokota. Tuesday's warrant is one of two issued in the probation revocation proceeding in the last two months. The last warrant was recalled Nov. 23 after Key appeared in court with defense attorney Karen Freeman-Wilson.

Wren, 20, of Gary, was found at about 9:25 a.m. in the 4800 block of Maryland Place in Gary by a resident. Key also was charged with criminal recklessness and two counts of pointing a firearm in the wounding of a 17-year-old in the hand prior to Wren's homicide. Witnesses told police Key had been showing off a .22- or .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol and had fired it inside a friend's mother's home.

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