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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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During his conviction, Mayes stated that he acted out of sudden heat when he repeatedly pulled the trigger. He said the sight of his nice, Katrina Baker performing oral sex on Redd sent him into rage. Baker told police she had a sexual relationship with Redd who would supply her with drugs.

• In July, 75-year-old Nettie M. Luckett was sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing her son-in-law Douglas Randolph in August 2011. She pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. An autopsy showed Randolph was shot in the back of the head at Luckett’s home. No motive was listed in the case.

• In October, Ivan Chambers, 27, of New Albany, pleaded guilty to murdering his girlfriend Amanda Rose “Mandy” McAnelly, in July. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison in December.

• In August, Christopher Baxter, 54, of New Albany, received 55 years in prison for the 1990 murder of his wife Robin. He was arrested in February after an informant told police that Baxter confessed to the murder. He was convicted in July.

• In March, Freddie Love, 45, was sentenced to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty in the death of 48-year-old Christopher Trowell in the parking lot of Pillsbury in New Albany.

• In January, Joseph L. Roche, 44, was sentenced to 68 years in prison for murdering his estranged wife and assaulting three people who tried to help her. Roche committed suicide in prison in July at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.

• In November, Jennifer Hack, 28, of Floyds Knobs, was charged in Louisville with the murder of Mikel Kimbley.

• David Camm’s third murder trial was set for 2013 in Boone County. Special prosecutor Stan Levco was appointed to the case after Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson was removed after he agreed to write a book about Camm. The book has never been published.

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Rachel May, New Albany, left, works with Julia Coward, 13, Jeffersonville, during the Rachel May Studios and New Albany Production House's Jam Camp in New Albany on Thursday afternoon. A total of six participants attended the week-long camp for teenagers where they worked on songwriting, musicianship, artist development, and recording.

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