HAMMOND — A federal judge sent a Lake Station man to prison for his role in a 2013 robbery-homicide.
U.S. District Court Philip P. Simon imposed a 36-year term Tuesday on 30-year-old Lajuan Fitzpatrick.
A federal jury found Fitzpatrick guilty Nov. 15, 2019, following a four-day trial of taking part in a robbery eight years ago that killed Rolando Correa Jr., 22, of Gary.
Government prosecutors presented evidence that Fitzpatrick joined three other men Dec. 1, 2013, in a scheme to rob Anthony Martinez, a small-scale Gary marijuana dealer.
Prosecutors said Bruce “Casper”