The Trench Reynolds Report

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Valpo High School slasher out of treatment seven years after attack: It’s been four years since I last posted about James Lewerke and seven years since he committed his crime. For those of you who weren’t around here back then a then 15-year-old Lewerke attacked some of his classmates at Valparaiso High School in Indiana …

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Valpo school slasher avoids prison time: James Lewerke, the Indiana teen who was arrested for a 2004 slashing attack against his classmates, will receive no prison time. Instead for his guilty but insane plea, he’ll be housed in a mental facility in Iowa until he’s 21. James is 17 at present. Then at the time …

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Lewerke pleads guilty in slashings: James Lewerke, the Indiana teen who was arrested for a 2004 slashing attack against his classmates, has pleaded guilty but insane to his charges. Under the plea, he could face a maximum of 10 years. Lewerke was to be tried as an adult when his trial was supposed to start …

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James Lewerke to remain in adult court: James Lewerke, the Indiana teen accused of slashing 7 of his classmates with a machete, will have his case remain in adult court. Attorneys representing Lewerke motioned to have his case moved back to juvenile court after a judge ruled that he will be tried as an adult …

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Valpo teacher talks about stabbing: There is not a whole lot of information forthcoming from the Valpo school stabbing incident. The only mention of a motive that I’ve found so far comes from this interview with the teacher in the class at the time of the incident. Police reports later revealed Lewerke believed God directed …

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Student Slashes Five Classmates in Indiana: I waited to do anything on this story because it happened the day before Thanksgiving and I wanted to wait until a possible motive was discussed but something else has happened to make me comment on this. For those of you that had not heard 15-year-old, James Lewerke attacked 5 …

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