S. Indiana man charged in 1983 prison slaying

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Federal marshals in Louisiana have arrested a southern Indiana man in connection with the slaying of another inmate at the Indiana State Prison nearly 30 years ago.

Indiana State Police says marshals arrested 52-year-old Paul Stucker of Scottsburg in Gretna, La., Tuesday on a felony murder warrant. He's being held at the Jefferson Parrish Correctional Center in Gretna awaiting extradition to Indiana.

Stucker was held at the state prison in Michigan City when 34-year-old Johnny Hodge was killed in his cell on Oct. 19, 1983. Hodge was serving a life sentence for two slayings.

An Indiana Department of Correction online database doesn't say why Stucker was imprisoned then. It says that since 1988 he has four burglary convictions and one each of escape, theft, receiving stolen property and residential entry.

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