Jury to get case against man accused in IU student’s death

NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Closing arguments are expected in the trial of a man accused of killing an Indiana University student last year.

Daniel Messel
Daniel Messel

Jurors are scheduled to take the case against 51-year-old Daniel Messel on Wednesday after lawyers from both sides present their final arguments. Messel is accused in the death of 22-year-old Hannah Wilson of suburban Indianapolis. Her beaten body was found in April 2015 in a vacant lot about 10 miles from the Bloomington campus.

Messel’s defense finished its case Tuesday afternoon. His attorney has argued that police didn’t fully investigate the case. If convicted of murder, he could face up to 65 years in prison. He has pleaded not guilty.

The trial started with jury selection Aug. 1.

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