NEWBURGH, Ind. — The attorney for a southwestern Indiana man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend is challenging the evidence that led to his client’s arrest.

Defense attorney Mark Phillips wants to suppress 22-year-old Isaiah Hagan’s statements to police in part because he said an investigator didn’t inform Hagan of his rights to remain silent and to consult a lawyer before questioning.

Hagan is charged with murder, felony murder, robbery and obstruction of justice in the death of 20-year-old University of Southern Indiana student Halee Rathgeber. Her body was found at a Warrick County soccer complex the morning of April 24. She died of a gunshot wound to the head.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports Warrick Circuit Judge Greg Granger will hear arguments on Phillips’ requests on Wednesday.


Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com

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