Murder trial involving Waterloo shooting case delayed

Julie King

AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) The trial of a woman facing several charges including murder has been rescheduled for October so the defense and prosecution can have more time to prepare.  Julie King is accused of taking part in a shooting incident in December of 2011 that injured a Waterloo police officer and left another man dead.

The trial was originally scheduled for June 18 to 22, 2012.  It is now scheduled for October 22 to 26, 2012.

According to investigators, sometime before 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2011, King and Ralph Hardiek, 41, went to a home on County Road 35 just north of Waterloo to get help for a vehicle they said had been stuck.

Police said two Waterloo officers were sent to find the pair and their vehicle. Deputy Marshal Stephen Brady, 47, encountered the two in the area of Railroad and Center Streets in Waterloo. Police said that’s when one of them shot Brady in the face. Brady, a 13 year veteran of the Waterloo Police Department, spent two weeks in the hospital recovering from his wounds.

About three hours later, police said they got a call from a resident in the 200 block of South Center Street indicating that there were some people hiding under his deck. When officers arrived, they found King and Hardiek lying under the deck. Officers said when the pair refused to obey their commands, they used a taser to try to get them to come out. At that time, police said, Hardiek displayed a handgun and pointed it at officers. The officers fired an unknown number of rounds, hitting both King and Hardiek. Hardiek died at the scene.

King is charged with one count of felony murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and aiding in attempted murder.

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