Suspect in 1988 murder appears in court

By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter16 Staff Email

The cold case suspect for the 1988 murder of Theresa Burns was in court Friday.

Phillip Geans, 43, appeared before Judge Frese without an attorney Friday in South Bend. Initially he refused to have an attorney, but when the judge strongly recommended it, he eventually changed his mind

Geans is being charged with felony murder for the killing of Theresa Burns in 1988 who was found shot in the head in her home.

He will be back in court Jan. 16 for another hearing.

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