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Starke County man to be sentenced in December for beating a woman

A Pulaski County jury has found a man guilty of assaulting and beating a woman with a bat.


Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kelly Gaumer presented the state’s case.  Gaumer says Billie Minix, of Starke County, was convicted after three days of testimony.  Gaumer will be sentenced December 22 on three violent felony charges:  aggravated battery, criminal confinement and intimidation.


Minix was charged with beating a woman and causing serious injuries.  Gaumer was accused of ambushing the victim and beating her with a baseball bat and a broom handle. DNA from the victim  was found on Minix’s clothing


The attack left the victim with brain damage and a broken leg. 


“The jury did a good job of zeroing in on what was important,” Gaumer said.  “The victim showed a lot of courage coming to court and facing the man who beat her so badly.  She will never be the same and her brain injuries will stay with her for a long time.”


Minix is scheduled to be sentenced on December 22 in Pulaski County Circuit Court.