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Murder charge filed in June 15 incident

Charles E. Henry

Charles E. Henry

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Updated: June 27, 2013 3:19PM



CROWN POINT — On June 19, murder charges were filed in the Superior Court of Lake County, Criminal Divison against Charles E. Henry, 32.

The charging document states that on June 15 Henry killed Brittany Peters by means of a knife at Peters’ apartment in the Heritage Court complex off of Indiana Avenue.

The incident appeared at first to have been a knife fight as part of a domestic dispute. Injuries sustained by Henry had him in the hospital under police guard late last week.

The probable cause affidavit signed by Crown Point Police detective Larry Scott shows that the investigation discovered that a large knife the police found in the hand of the murder victim was actually the weapon used to murder her.

Henry’s two daughters were in the apartment at the time that their father was allegedly murdering Peters. The girls were in the adjoining bedroom and could hear what was being shouted and screamed.

The investigation shows a timeline of Peters being murdered with a large knife approximately 10 inches long and two inches wide. Police then allege that Henry went into the kitchen to get another knife that was eight inches long and one inch wide. The investigators found that knife back in the knife block in the kitchen with what turned out to be Henry’s blood on the handle and the tip.

The apartment was very bloody when the police arrived.

The autopsy done by the medical examiner, Dr. Young Kim, showed that the murder victim had sustained five stab wounds from a large knife.

Police allege the knife fight was staged.

In his affidavit Detective Scott said, “During my investigation I reviewed Charles E. Henry open Facebook account and located an Ecard message which he had shared on June 3, 2013 which states ‘I hate you so much that sometimes I watch CSI just to get pointers on how to kill you without actually getting caught.’”



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