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TOP 10: The biggest Southern Indiana news stories of 2012

Deadly tornado easily takes the No. 1 spot

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• James L. Washington, 35, and Dana R. Eisenback, 25, were charged in the murder of 55-year-old  Robert Eader in December. The murder took place in Eader’s Jeffersonville apartment on Spring St. during a cocaine deal. When the transaction occurred, officials reported, Washington attempted to steal the money Eader was holding, and a physical confrontation ensued. Eader was stabbed at least three times during the struggle, with wounds to his chest and throat.

The pair fled to Missouri after the incident, but later returned to turn themselves in. The two are scheduled to return in court in February for an pretrial conference.

• Antonio Walker, of Louisville, was charged in November for the murder of Paris Hamilton, 25.

Hamilton was shot to death in French Quarter Apartments in Jeffersonville Nov. 13. Police reported the two men were involved in an altercation in an apartment that lead to Hamilton’s death.

Walker was located by police walking on nearby Cardinal Lane minutes after shots were fired.

Following his arrest, Walker admitted firing five shots at Hamilton during the altercation. Walker is slated to return to court for a pretrial conference Jan. 14.

• Billy Ray Chambers, 39, was killed at his Clarksville home Nov. 27. No arrests have been made in the killing.

Chambers was found in the afternoon shot to death near the front of his home by his 12-year-old daughter. The shooter is believed to have left the home in Chambers’ Ford Mustang, which was later located by police in the Green Tree Mall area.

• Joseph Mayes, 48, of Jeffersonville, received a 50-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to shooting a man in October 2011.

Mayes plead guilty to killing Anthony Redd, also of Jeffersonville, in late November. Redd was shot in his face and head while seated in his pick up truck with Mayes’ niece, Katrina Baker.

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Sierra Proctor, 13, New Albany, looks through a clothing rack at the Clarksville Salvation Army Thrift Store along Little League Boulevard on Wednesday morning. Students enrolled in any level of schooling in Floyd, Clark, Washington, and Scott counties were eligible for the back-to-school clothing giveaway.

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