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Man suspected in 7 killings refuses to speak, hearing postponed

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago October 22, 2014 Oct 22, 2014 Wednesday, October 22 2014 October 22, 2014 8:50 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Tarm

GARY, IN - An Indiana judge has rescheduled a hearing for man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women after he refused to respond to her questions during his initial court appearance.

Darren Vann stood stone-faced during Wednesday's hearing at the Lake County Jail in Crown Pointafter Judge Kathleen Sullivan asked him if he would swear to tell the truth.

Sullivan warned Vann he could be held in contempt, but he still declined to speak. Vann's public defender walked up to him and put his hand on Vann's shoulder encouraging him to speak but he wouldn't.

Sullivan told Vann he would spend "the rest of his life" in jail until the initial hearing could take place and she said she'd reschedule it for next week.

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