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State Supreme Court won't hear appeal of man convicted in Indiana University student's death


INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court has decided against considering an appeal from the man convicted of killing an Indiana University student who vanished during a 2000 bike ride.

A unanimous order from the court denied a request from John Myers II that it review his murder conviction and 65-year prison sentence in the death of 19-year-old Jill Behrman. The IU freshman disappeared during a May 2000 bike ride near Bloomington.

The state appeals court and a Morgan County judge previously rejected arguments from Myers that he didn't receive a fair trial because of mistakes by his defense attorney. That lawyer was suspended for six months for misconduct surrounding the case.

Behrman skeletal remains were discovered in 2003 in a remote Morgan County field about 15 miles from Bloomington.

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