Defendant in Indy blast hires high-profile lawyer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A high-profile attorney has been hired to represent one of three persons charged with causing the deadly gas explosion that devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood and killed a couple.

The Indianapolis Star reports that Indianapolis attorney James Voyles will represent 47-year-old Monserrate Shirley, whose home in a neighborhood on the city's south side exploded on Nov 10. Shirley; her boyfriend, and his brother were charged in December with murder, arson and conspiracy. The blast destroyed 33 homes and killed a couple living next to Shirley's house.

Voyles' past clients have included boxer Mike Tyson and former Colts quarterback Art Schlichter.

The Associated Press left messages seeking comment at Voyles' office Saturday.

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