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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A surprisingly fast verdict

Shortly after I arrived in Indiana, IU student Jill Behrman disappeared while cycling. Billboards asking for information about her whereabouts were prominent, but no leads were found. Years later, a pond was drained based on a tip, but that was a false lead. It wasn't until nearly three years passed before her remains were found.

Another three years passed, and John R. Myers II was arrested. Surprisingly, the trial proceeded quickly, and on largely circumstantial evidence, he was convicted after a short jury deliberation.

Something stupid about this article: Comments from the jurors are presented. "Several Morgan County jurors agreed to talk to reporters provided they would not be quoted by name." Yet each juror is identified with enough details that anyone familiar with the trial could positively identify them.

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