East Chicago councilman charged with murder

An East Chicago councilman has been charged with murder. Prosecutors say Robert Battle shot and killed Reimundo Camarillo Jr. on Monday.

Battle's attorney claims Camarillo pulled a knife on him, but police say they didn't find a knife at the scene.

The new charge comes just weeks after Battle was arrested for drug possession.
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