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Couple found with dead body in their home, turn down plea offers, opt for jury trial

A southern Whitley County couple, who were found with a dead body in their bedroom and blood on them more than two years ago, has turned down plea deals offered to them by the prosecution and are instead opting for a jury trial, which is scheduled to start in mid-November. Chris...
Posted On 31 Oct 2019

Nov. 19 trial date set for couple accused of murder

A southern Whitley County couple, who have been in jail since July 24, 2017, accused of beating a woman to death, are scheduled to stand trial this fall after apparently both rejected plea deals. Chris James Lowe, 40, and Lori Mattie, 39, are charged with murder and first-degree...
Posted On 06 Sep 2019

Murder trial delayed as defendants mull plea offers

The May 28 trial date of a southern Whitley County couple, who are accused of beating a woman to death in 2017, has been postponed for a couple more months in part to give the defendants more time to mull a plea offer from the prosecutor. Chris James Lowe, 40, and Lori Mattie,...
Posted On 25 Apr 2019

Whitley County Grand Jury indicts Lowe, Mattie for murder

A Whitley County Grand Jury has indicted a southern Whitley County couple for murder in connection with the beating death of a woman, who was found dead in a bedroom at their home last month. The grand jury indicted Chris James Lowe, 39, and Lori Mattie, 37, both of 324 Old Mud...
Posted On 23 Aug 2017