Indiana man sentenced in killing girlfriend’s mom, brother

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A 23-year prison sentence was handed a northwest Indiana man for the 2017 murder of his girlfriend’s mother and brother.

Robert Stewart of Merrillville pleaded guilty July 29 to voluntary manslaughter and reckless homicide charges in the deaths of 55-year-old Candice Halbe and her 27-year-old son, Ryan Halbe. The 37-year-old Stewart fatally shot them Dec. 26, 2017 during an argument at the victims’ home, where Stewart was living with his girlfriend.

The girlfriend told police Stewart was intoxicated on the day of the shooting and became physical with the victims’ family. He pulled a gun from his waistband and began firing.

Stewart’s guilty plea was part of an agreement between him and the Lake County Prosecutor’s office, which dismissed murder charges that would have resulted in a much longer sentence.

Associated Press

Associated Press

More News
ABC 21 WEATHER AUTHORITY
Bluffton
82°
Warsaw
81°
Wabash
73°
Kendallville
Angola
81°
Paulding
84°
Van Wert
82°
Portland
84°
Marion
Connect with ABC 21
Top Stories
Scroll to top
Skip to content