Gary man pleads guilty but mentally ill in homicide
By Ruth Ann Krause Post-Tribune correspondent September 18, 2012 3:38PM
Updated: October 20, 2012 6:17AM
A Gary man who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in a 2011 shooting faces a maximum 55-year sentence.
Maurice Danyeal Beckham, 30, admitted he killed Domonique Greenlaw on Nov. 7, 2011 by shooting him in the head. The homicide occurred in Greenlaw’s car, which was parked outside a home at 2172 Baker St., Gary. Greenlaw died at the scene.
Under terms of the plea agreement, Lake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr., could impose a sentence of 45 go 55 years for murder.
During his change of plea hearing before the judge, Beckham appeared to waffle about pleading guilty, but did admit the facts outlined in the stipulated factual basis surrounding Greenlaw’s murder.
Deputy prosecutor Monica Rogina and defense attorney Alex Woloshansky will argue an appropriate sentence on Oct. 30.
Beckham’s case had been set for trial starting Oct. 1.