Contact Us

Woman Pleads Guilty to Faking Indiana State Fair Injuries

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – An Indianapolis woman has pleaded guilty to trying to collect money from funds intended for victims of last year’s deadly Indiana State Fair stage rigging collapse.

Stephanie Murry was charged along with her aunt with submitting injury claims totaling $22,500 to a private relief fund and the state tort claim fund even though authorities said neither one was at the show by the concert duo Sugarland.

WRTV and WISH-TV report that Murry pleaded guilty Monday in a Marion County court to forgery and perjury charges.

The plea agreement calls for her to be sentenced in October to four years of work release, a year of probation and to perform 100 hours of community service.

Charges are still pending against Murry’s aunt.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. Active hyperlinks have been inserted by AOL.

Watch a Report on the Stage Collapse

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-689952{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-689952, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-689952{width:570px;height:411px;display:block;}
Report: Collapsed Ind. Stage Didn't Meet Codetry{document.getElementById(“fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-689952″).style.display=”none”;}catch(e){}

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of The Boot

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboot.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on The Boot quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on The Boot quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!