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Man Convicted Of Stabbing Has Appeal Heard By Court

Charles Corn
Charles Corn

The appeal in the case of a Terre Haute man convicted of stabbing a man who beat him during an argument was heard in court yesterday.

The “Appeals on Wheels” event was held at Indiana State University yesterday.

The three judge appellate court traveled to Terre Haute to let students and the public see how the appeals process works.

Charles Corn received a 12-year prison sentence in April 2013 after a jury convicted him of aggravated battery for stabbing a man in the stomach about four hours after Corn and the victim had a violent confrontation.

The appeal alleges that the prosecution improperly impeached Corn at the trial for exercising his right to remain silent during police questioning, and that the prosecution did not prove that Corn didn’t act in self-defense.

Corn is now serving his prison sentence and has a projected release date in September 2016. The judges have taken the case under advisement.

No word on when they might hand down a decision.

After the hearing the judges took questions from the audience on the process that they had observed.

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