CROWN POINT, Indiana (AP) — Authorities in northwest Indiana are investigating after a Gary man charged earlier this year with a 2018 triple homicide was found dead in his jail cell.

Corrections officers found Huston Bond, 32, unresponsive Sunday morning in his cell at the Lake County Jail, Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said Wednesday.

Bond’s cause of death is being investigated by the county coroner’s office and the sheriff’s office of detectives, the (Northwest Indiana) Times reported.

Police said no further information was available for release, but Bond’s defense attorneys said he was a heart transplant patient who was taking around 30 medications a day.


Prior to his arrest in January, Bond was receiving regular treatment at a hospital to maintain his heart function, defense attorney Patrick Young said during a March 3 hearing where a judge denied a motion seeking Bond’s release. Bond emergency.

The alleged young member of prison staff failed to administer Bond’s medication and an outside doctor concluded he needed a ‘gold standard’ of care which cannot be provided while incarcerated.

Lake County Assistant District Attorney Jacob Brandewie had opposed Bond’s release from jail.

Bond and a co-defendant, Erik P. Long, 43, of Gary, were charged in late January with three counts of murder in the July 2018 killing of Darius Ross, 28, of Gary; his fiancée, Heather Talley, 27, of Hammond; and the couple’s friend Nicholas Edwards, 28, of Gary.

They were killed in Gary after spending an evening with friends and family to celebrate Ross’s birthday.