I-65 Sniper in Court

By: Katie Weber/AP
By: Katie Weber/AP

The 17-year-old accused of being Indiana's highway sniper entered a not guilty plea.

Zachariah Blanton faces murder, attempted murder, and criminal recklessness charges in the shootings along two interstates, one being Interstate-65.

One man was killed and another wounded in the shootings.

Prosecutors say the teen had argued with relatives over gutting a deer while on a hunting trip.

A police investigator says Blanton told them he fired the shots in hopes of relieving the
pressure.

Meanwhile, Blanton's grandmother has also been charged with obstruction of justice, police say they didn't feel evidence was brought to them in a timely matter and she was hiding the gun.

The county prosecutor says he's looking into whether he can bring a death penalty case.

A judge set December 13 as a tentative trial date.


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