- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - A jury has found one Terre Haute homeless man not guilty of killing another whose decapitated body was found in the Wabash River.

The Vigo Superior Court jury deliberated about five hours Thursday before acquitting 56-year-old Jay Millen of murder and abuse of a corpse in the June 2014 slaying of 50-year-old Michael Pollack.

The jury convicted Millen of obstruction of justice, a third unrelated felony conviction that left him vulnerable to a habitual offender conviction before additional jury deliberations. The jury also convicted him of false informing. Millen also will serve 60 days for contempt of court for an outburst during his trial that began Monday.

Millen did not testify during the trial, and two defense witnesses spoke of another man as a “person of interest” in the case.



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