Criminal Justice

45-year Jail Term for Gary Man for Woman’s Murder

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December 15, 2013 —  A Gary man has a 45-year prison sentence for fatally stabbing a Michigan woman whose body was found in a nature preserve.

27-year-old Cadereo Jester agreed to the sentence in a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to the murder of 23-year-old Christine Arnold of New Buffalo, Michigan, in July 2011 in Gary after a dispute.

Jester reportedly admitted to disposing of Arnold’s body and her car at the Ivanhoe Dune and Swale Nature Preserve.

Arnold’s body was found the same day in the backseat of her still-running car, which had crashed through the gate at the Lake County site that’s owned by the Nature Conservancy.


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