News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 1, 2013

New trial date for man accused of killing wife

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A new trial date has been set for a man accused in the death of his estranged wife, whose decomposing remains were found Nov. 3, 2012, in rural eastern Vigo County.

Enzert G. Lewis, 38, appeared Tuesday in Vigo Superior Court 3 with public defender James Organ in a brief hearing to reset the trial date, which had originally been May 14. Lewis was arrested Nov. 6 on the murder charge, which alleges he killed Allyson Elmi Lewis on Oct. 10, 2012.

A pretrial conference date is set for Oct. 7.

Lewis has also been charged with altering the scene of a death and obstruction of justice, both class-D felonies, and invasion of privacy, a class-A misdemeanor.

The woman’s body was found just off Hyde Road along the Vigo-Clay county line about a mile north of Indiana 42. Lewis was arrested after police investigated information from a family member who heard about the woman’s body and reported the victim missing.