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New trial denied for man in IU student's death

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John Myers II (courtesy: Herald-Times) John Myers II (courtesy: Herald-Times)
Jill Behrman (courtesy: Herald-Times) Jill Behrman (courtesy: Herald-Times)
MARTINSVILLE -

A judge has denied a new trial for the man convicted of killing an Indiana University student who disappeared during a 2000 bike ride.

The Herald-Times reports Morgan Superior Court G. Thomas Gray ruled Monday that John Myers II received a fair trial in the murder of 19-year-old Jill Behrman of Bloomington.

Gray acknowledged some issues with defense attorney Patrick Baker's actions in the case but said none cast doubt on the overall substance of his defense of Myers.

Baker's actions in the case resulted in misconduct charges and a suspension of his license to practice law by the Indiana Supreme Court.

Myers was convicted of murder in 2006. He's serving a 65-year sentence.

Behrman's remains were found in a Morgan County field nearly three years after she disappeared.

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