Sentence handed down in IU student’s murder

Daniel Messel was sentenced in Brown Circuit Court this afternoon for the murder of IU student Hannah Wilson.

His sentence — 80 years — is five years short of the maximum the judge could have imposed, but for the 51-year-old, is essentially a life sentence even with the reduction he could receive for good-time credit.

Here’s what we reported on Twitter during sentencing.

Read the final story from the Aug. 10 trial HERE.

Read the sentencing story in the Sept. 28 Brown County Democrat.