Criminal Justice

Second Arrest Made in Convenience Store Murder

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A second arrest has been made in the fatal shooting of Merrillville convenience store clerk Judi Simpson Beaver last year.

Prosecutors say 22-year-old Donvell Edwards of Merrillville has been charged with murder … murder in perpetration of a robbery … and robbery for the shooting last March at Lucky Mart in the 56-hundred block of Cleveland Street.  Days after the shooting, 20-year-old Jeremy Kale Blue was arrested and charged with murder … murder in perpetration of a robbery and robbery.

Police allege that Blue entered the store wearing a hockey mask and confronted Simpson Beaver, who handed over two cash drawers, and then shot her twice.  Edwards allegedly drove Blue to the store.  He was convicted in 2007 of robbing the same convenience store.

 

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