Attorney says proof lacking to charge in 4 deaths

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

NASHVILLE, Ind. A defense attorney says authorities are scrambling to charge his client in the shooting deaths of four people at a southern Indiana home nearly two months ago.

Attorney Andrew Szakaly tells The Republic that prosecutors don't have enough proof to charge 55-year-old Samuel Sallee with the May 11 deaths of a woman and three men in the Bartholomew County community of Waynesville.

The county sheriff has identified Sallee as the sole suspect in the shootings.

Sallee appeared Monday in a Brown County court on an unrelated battery charge for which he's been jailed since May 13. Szakaly said Sallee will likely plead guilty to the battery charge to defend himself in other matters.

Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash declined to comment about the shooting case.

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