Judge grants immunity to Evansville man to testify
EVANSVILLE (AP) — An Evansville charged with murder has been granted immunity to testify against man accused of being involved in breaking into his home, which led to the charges against both of them.
The Evansville Courier & Press reports Vanderburgh Superior Court Judge Wayne Trockman on Friday granted businessman Ira Beumer and his wife, Maria, immunity to testify in the trial of Nalakeio Bennet. The couple previously had invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Ira Beumer was indicted last year on charges of murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery. He is accused of ramming his truck into a car during a chase, killing 22-year-old Antuan Jenkins and badly injuring another man. Beumer had pursued the men following a 2:30 a.m. break-in at his rural Evansville home.