- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - A central Indiana man said little to a judge as he made an initial court appearance on charges he fatally shot his landlord.

Fifty-eight-year-old William Martz of Eaton didn’t say anything as he was led into a Delaware County court on Tuesday. The Star Press reports (https://tspne.ws/LThFqS ) he only answered questions from the judge.

Martz faces murder charges for the Jan. 11 shooting death of 50-year-old Mark Gilland of Eaton. Authorities say family members found Gilland’s body in a barn in the small town about 10 miles north of Muncie.

Family members told investigators that Gilland had gone to the property to evict Martz, whom he had allowed to live without rent in a camper there.

Martz was arrested the next day at a Muncie motel.


Information from: The Star Press, https://www.thestarpress.com

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