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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Upcoming oral arguments this week

Updating this ILB entry from Monday, which lists the oral argument tomorrow, March 20th, before the Court of Appeals in the case of John R. Myers, II vs. State of Indiana, a brief item today in the Muncie Star Press notes:

The Indiana Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the murder case of a man convicted of killing a 19-year-old Indiana University student.

The three-member court will listen to both sides of the appeal on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Indianapolis.

In 2006, John Myers II was convicted of killing Jill Behrman, who disappeared in 2000 while cycling. Her remains were found in April 2003.

The appeal filed in September argues that jurors misbehaved and that pretrial publicity tainted the trial.

It also questions whether a forensic pathologist’s opinion that Behrman had been raped, even though there was no evidence of sexual assault, should have been admitted.

Myers is serving a 65-year prison sentence.

The same story appeared Feb. 5th in the LCJ.

The arguments tomorrow will be webcast.

See a long list of earlier ILB entries on the Jill Behrman case here.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 19, 2008 12:31 PM
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