About this Event
A jury found Owen guilty of murder, robbery, and two counts of confinement. It also recommended that he receive life imprisonment without parole (LWOP) for the murder. The Elkhart Circuit Court sentenced Owen to LWOP and a term of years. In this direct appeal, Owen challenges whether sufficient evidence supports LWOP, whether the court erred by refusing to give two of his proposed jury instructions during the trial’s penalty phase, and whether the court committed other sentencing-related errors.