- Associated Press - Thursday, May 30, 2019

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - The Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned one of several convictions and trimmed the sentence for a central Indiana man who tried to kill his former girlfriend with a homemade bomb.

The Star Press reports the rulings in the case of 40-year-old Lionel Ray Mackey Jr. of Muncie will apparently reduce his prison term from 101 years to 94½ years.

A jury found him guilty of attempted murder in September after a separate jury earlier found him guilty of five other felony charges . The appeals court overturned Mackey’s conviction for an intimidation charge, saying it’s based on the same evidence that led to the attempted murder conviction.


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Prosecutors say Mackey tried to kill his ex-girlfriend in 2016 with a bomb left at her Muncie home after she ended their relationship.

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Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com

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