- Associated Press - Friday, April 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLS (AP) - The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a northern Indiana man’s conviction in his ex-girlfriend’s fatal shooting.

The appellate court on Wednesday affirmed 21-year-old Dustin McCowan’s murder conviction in Amanda Bach’s September 2011 killing. He’s serving a 60-year sentence in the killing of the 19-year-old Portage woman.

Bach was slain during a dispute and her body was found near McCowan’s Wheeler home.

McCowan’s appeal included the argument that cellphone location evidence indicating his whereabouts on the night of the murder was admitted in error. He also argued that his constitutional rights were violated when police obtained that data from his cellphone carrier.

The court ruled that the cellphone evidence was property admitted and legally obtained based on the emergency nature of Bach’s disappearance.

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