Indiana Court of Appeals upholds 165 yr. sentence for man convicted of brutal murder, rape
Jeremy Musall convicted of murder, rape
Last Updated: 93 days ago
INDIANAPOLIS - A western Indiana man convicted in a brutal murder, rape and abduction involving his ex-girlfriend, her live-in boyfriend and her child will serve a 165-year prison sentence upheld by the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Jeremy Musall, 28, of Cloverdale was found guilty of murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges that happened near the small community of Mansfield in August 2011.
According to court documents, Musall tortured Joseph Snow to death by beating him with a vacuum cleaner, strangling him with the cord and extinguishing a lit cigarette on his eyeball.
Musall was also convicted in the sadistic rape of his ex-girlfriend in front of her child, court documents said.
"Musall's offenses are among the worst we have seen," the court ruled. "We can only hope that the (child) was young enough that she does not remember the horrors to which Musall subjected her."
Prosecutors maintained Musall was a spurned man who attacked Snow while he was sleeping and beat him for hours before dumping his body in a Putnam County cornfield. Police found the woman's 20-month-old daughter unharmed.
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