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Joshua Bean Found Guilty of Murder

By Steve Huff in homicide
Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 11:40 am

joshnheather.jpgJoshua Bean, age 24, was found guilty of murder on Friday. Even though prosecutors in Indianapolis didn't have the body of his victim, Heather Norris -- Bean dismembered his ex-girlfriend's remains and disposed of them in dumpsters all over the south side of Indianapolis -- Bean's statements to police were enough to do him in.

I wrote about this case at my True Crime Weblog: "... Summer Lovin' Gone Bad: The Crimes of Joshua Bean." A striking element of the story was how Bean took such pains to eliminate evidence of his crime -- even to the point of posting a fake entry on Heather's MySpace weblog. That final post read, in part, "no one believes me and no one understands me [...] i need to get out of this state!!!!!"

The blog post was published on April 17, 2007. Heather had been dead for at least a week at that point.

Joshua Bean, a former DJ, could get up to 68 years in prison.

[IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star]

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