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Sister of Indianapolis house explosion suspect Leonard testifies about texts on night of blast


SOUTH BEND, Indiana — The sister of a man on trial for charges stemming from a 2012 Indianapolis house explosion has testified he texted her the night of the blast saying he and his girlfriend has just won $250,000 at a casino in Lawrenceburg.

The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/1BV4VIA ) Tammy Durham also said Mark Leonard messaged her that he would send a limousine to drive her to the Hollywood Casino.

However, an agent for the Indiana Gaming Commission said Leonard gambled only briefly at the Hollywood Casino and lost $100.

Leonard faces charges included arson, murder and conspiracy for the blast at then-girlfriend Monserrate Shirley's home that killed a couple next door and damaged or destroyed dozen of homes.

Durham says Shirley was "overly in love" with Leonard but he wasn't with her.

Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com

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