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Not guilty pleas entered for 75-year-old in fatal stabbing

April 11, 2019
This photo provided by Gary Police Department shows Edward Miller in Gary, Ind. Miller, who described himself as a retired drag queen, told authorities he fatally stabbed a 64-year-old man who allegedly used a gay slur during a dispute. Police responded Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to an apartment building in Gary, Ind., and found Carlos Johnson, who had multiple stab wounds. Police say he was taken to a hospital and died. Officers followed a trail of blood from a hallway and found Miller, who was arrested. ( Gary Police Department via AP)
This photo provided by Gary Police Department shows Edward Miller in Gary, Ind. Miller, who described himself as a retired drag queen, told authorities he fatally stabbed a 64-year-old man who allegedly used a gay slur during a dispute. Police responded Tuesday, March 26, 2019 to an apartment building in Gary, Ind., and found Carlos Johnson, who had multiple stab wounds. Police say he was taken to a hospital and died. Officers followed a trail of blood from a hallway and found Miller, who was arrested. ( Gary Police Department via AP)

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A judge has entered not guilty pleas on behalf of a 75-year-old self-described retired drag queen charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a man in northwestern Indiana who allegedly used a gay slur during a dispute.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Edward Miller appeared Wednesday before Lake Criminal Court Judge Diane Boswell. His lawyer Casey McCloskey describes the case as unusual.

Police responded March 26 to an apartment building in Gary and found 64-year-old Carlos Johnson, who had multiple stab wounds. Police say he was taken to a hospital and died. Officers followed a trail of blood from a hallway and found Miller.

An affidavit says that Miller told police he and Johnson were drinking and arguing when Johnson used the slur and called him a “whore.”

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Information from: The Times, http://www.nwitimes.com

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