Witness against teen in mother’s slaying gets time served
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A young man who was a key witness in the case against a northwestern Indiana teenager accused of stabbing her mother more than 60 times has been sentenced to time served.
The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports 18-year-old Matthew Martin of Gary was given his punishment Tuesday after pleading guilty in December to assisting a criminal. He’s been jailed for about 1¾ years.
Martin told police he helped hide the knife that 15-year-old Chastinea T. Reeves used to kill her 34-year-old mother Jamie Garnett at their home in Gary in February 2017.
Martin told the court he’s “grown” and “changed things around” since his arrest.
Information from: The Times, http://www.nwitimes.com