Judge denies bond in 1993 murder case in LaPorte

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) A judge has denied bond for a northern Indiana man charged in the 1993 strangulation of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend.

The LaPorte County Herald-Argus reports Circuit Judge Thomas Alevizos on Thursday denied bond for 38-year-old Jason Tibbs of LaPorte. His attorneys, L. Scott Pejic and John Tompkins, had argued on Tuesday in favor of a bond, while Deputy Prosecutor Christopher Fronk opposed it.

Tibbs was arrested in August in the death of Rayna Rison, who had disappeared in March 1993 and her body was found a month later. He was arrested following a tip from an inmate several years earlier.

James Bruno, who owns several restaurants in LaPorte and hired Tibbs in 2008, testified he doesn't believe Tibbs is a threat.

Tibbs is being held at the LaPorte County Jail.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 241018781 - wndu.com/a?a=241018781
Gray Television, Inc.