Teen pleads guilty in beating death of elderly woman - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Teen pleads guilty in beating death of elderly woman

William Karimu (Courtesy St. Joseph County Police) William Karimu (Courtesy St. Joseph County Police)

The man accused of beating an elderly Mishawaka woman to death plead guilty to Murder.  Lois Hickey's body was found in December of 2011 in her home on the 300 block of East Donaldson. 

The 19-year-old suspect, William Karimu, was charged in March of 2012 but needed to be extradited from Sierra Leone.  He was taken into custody and arrived back in St. Joseph County in September.

The original charges were Murder, Burglary, and Felony Murder.  The Burglary and Felony Murder charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

Karimu is expected back in court on February 14 for sentencing.  Karimu faces between 45 and 65 years in prison for the murder conviction.

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.