Jury selection starts in triple homicide trial

Twenty-five-year-old charged with three counts of murder

Posted: Jan 29, 2018 5:09 PM
Updated: Jan 30, 2018 5:10 AM

NEWTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Jury selection started Monday in a triple homicide trial in Newton County.


Twenty-five-year-old Derrick Cardosi is on trial for the deaths of Justin Babbs, Kimberly Spears and Richard Thomas.

He's charged with three counts of murder, auto theft, and theft. Cardosi also faces two felony counts of assisting a criminal.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In August of 2016, police were called to a home in Sumava Reports. They found three victims stabbed to death.

Derrick Cardosi, who lived 500 feet away from where the murders took place, was arrested Aug. 31. A witness claims to have seen him at the scene in the days following the murder.

Sebastian Wedding was arrested after a witness picked Wedding up from a Cedar Lake home he was staying in after the murders. The witness allegedly saw Thomas' silver Mercury in the driveway.

Wedding pleaded guilty to two counts of murder last year and was sentenced to 55 years in prison.

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