Suspect in killing of Cumberland girl, 7, beaten in Marion County Jail

mr. sin

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http://www.indystar.com/article/20120105/NEWS/120105033


A man charged with killing a 7-year-old Cumberland girl and her uncle was beaten by five inmates in the Marion County Jail, law enforcement officials said today.

The assault of Michael Bell, 22, happened Dec. 18, the day after was arrested and jailed. An alleged accomplice, Jeremy Priel, 25, is also in the jail.

Bell and Priel are being held on charges of murder and robbery for the killing of Jeremy Crane, 21, and his niece, Kyleigh Crane, in a Cumberland home. They pleaded not guilty at a hearing on Dec. 22.

Bell was in his cell at 10:20 a.m. when the door was opened to let a bunkmate inside, according to court records. The inmates charged through the doorway and tried to push Bell to the back of the cell.

Bell resisted and grabbed the cell bars so the intruders could not force him inside. While he held the bars, the inmates punched him in the face and head, causing bruises, a cut right eye, a busted lips and a bloody mouth.

Bell told deputies that the only words said during the attack were “Don’s Guns.” Don Davis, the retired owner of Don's Guns & Galleries stores, offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer on Dec. 14.

The alleged assailants appeared in court for initial hearings on misdemeanor battery charges, according to A.J. Deer, a prosecutor’s spokesman.
 

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so much for innocent before proven guilty
 

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Sounds like those inmates might have rushed to justice. May their sentences be light.
 

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Bell was in his cell at 10:20 a.m. when the door was opened to let a bunkmate inside, according to court records. The inmates charged through the doorway and tried to push Bell to the back of the cell.
Sounds like the guards facilitated this a little also, and justifiably so.