A charge has been changed in the case against the man currently accused in the death of Halee Rathgeber.
Warrick County Prosecutor Mike Perry filed an enhancement to the previous charge of murder to increase the potential sentence to life without the option of parole. The previous charge as it stood left the potential sentence at 45 to 65 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
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The changes come as Isaiah Hagan appeared in another hearing to assign a court appointed attorney. The court originally appointed Jonathon Young as the attorney for Hagan, but Young rescinded his appointment. In the hearing Tuesday morning, the court appointed Mark Phillips to be the public defender for Hagan.
Hagan, 22, was arrested at the end of last month in the murder of 20-year-old Halee Rathgeber who was found shot dead at Alcoa Soccer Fields. A probable cause affidavit shows that Hagan admitted to taking money and personal belongings from Rathgeber the evening her death.
Hagan was charged with murder, murder while attempting to commit robbery, robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and obstruction of justice.
Hagan will again appear in court on June 5 at 9 a.m. for a progress hearing.