Another juror added to Isom case, making six total
By Ruth Ann Krause Post-Tribune correspondent November 29, 2012 5:42PM
Kevin Isom. | Provided Photo~Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 1, 2013 6:36AM
A total of six jurors have been selected to hear evidence in the death penalty murder trial of a Gary man charged with killing his wife and stepchildren.
One juror was added on Thursday, the fourth day of formal questioning by attorneys involved in the trial for Kevin Charles Isom, 46.
Isom was charged with three counts of murder in the August 2007 shooting deaths of his wife, Cassandra Isom, 40, and stepchildren Michael Moore, 16, and Ci’Andria Cole, 13, at the family’s apartment in Gary’s Miller section.
Prosecutors filed the death penalty sentencing request in January 2008, but jurors will consider not only the death penalty, but also life without parole and a term of years if Isom is convicted of the triple homicide. Lake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr., is bound by the jury’s sentencing verdict.
The trial is expected to last about five weeks. During that time, jurors will be sequestered.