Isom Faces Lethal Injection For 2007 Slayings
A Lake County judge officially sentenced a 47-year-old Gary man to death for killing his wife and two teenage stepchildren more than five years ago. Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. on Friday set an execution date of Feb. 5, 2014, for Kevin Isom but his sentence will automatically be appealed. A Lake County jury last month recommended the death penalty for Isom after finding him guilty in the August 2007 shooting deaths of his wife, Cassandra, and stepchildren, 16-year-old Michael Moore and 13-year-old Ci’Andria Cole. Defense attorneys argued that Isom was struck unconscious by the real killer.