- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A judge is considering whether to move the trial of a man charged with fatally beating an Indiana University student.

The attorney for 49-year-old Daniel Messel of Bloomington argued in Brown County court Wednesday that he can’t receive a fair trial there.

The Herald-Times reports (https://bit.ly/1GPiauG ) defense attorney Dorie Maryan said news reports of Messel’s criminal record tainted potential jurors.

Messel has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the death of 22-year-old Hannah Wilson of Fishers. Her body was found April 24 near Brown County’s Lake Lemon, about 10 miles northwest of IU’s Bloomington campus. A roommate reported Wilson missing that day.

Judge Judith Stewart says she’ll rule later on whether to move the trial, but that stories on Wilson’s death weren’t limited to Brown County.


Information from: The Herald Times, https://www.heraldtimesonline.com

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