Murder suspect expected in court for hearing Monday

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

The cold case suspect in the 1988 murder of Theresa Burns is expected in court Monday for a pre-trial conference hearing.

43-year-old Phillip Geans was charged in December 2013 in connection with the crime.

Burns was a Mishawaka High School student who left school early to change clothes and never returned.

She was later found in dead in her home from multiple gunshot wounds.

Geans is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail.

His trial is expected to begin June 23rd.

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