Affidavit: Lafayette art teacher fatally shot in mistake

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Court documents suggest a Lafayette art teacher was shot to death in a case of mistaken identity.

A probable cause affidavit filed against 18-year-old Darius Javon Printup in the slaying of Kristi Redmon quotes an unidentified witness as saying the suspect was looking for a male “who had ripped him off” when he allegedly shot the 52-year-old woman after she answered her door Wednesday night.

Redmon taught art at two elementary schools in Lafayette.

The Lafayette Journal & Courier reports (http://on.jconline.com/2eJWXMp ) Printup was arrested early Saturday and appeared in court Monday for an initial hearing. A judge entered a preliminary plea of not guilty for him. After filing a 72-hour hold, prosecutors have until 2 p.m. Wednesday to file formal charges.

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