Man convicted of 1989 Lakeville murders files brief in hopes of new trial

Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 6:18 PM EST
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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Progress is being made on Jeff Pelley’s petition for post-conviction relief.

Pelley was convicted of killing his father, stepmother and two stepsisters in Lakeville in 1989, so he could attend prom-related activities.

In March, a three-day hearing was held to give Pelley’s legal team a chance to present new evidence in the case. Last week, the team submitted its proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law.

The state now has 90 days to submit a proposed order of its own.