Trial set for April Tinsley's alleged murderer

The Grabill man accused of killing 8-year-old April Tinsley back in 1988 was in court Friday morning for a trial setting.

Posted: Aug. 3, 2018 11:17 AM
Updated: Aug. 3, 2018 11:19 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The Grabill man accused of killing 8-year-old April Tinsley back in 1988 was in court Friday morning for a trial setting. 

John Miller was arrested back in July after DNA testing lead police to his trailer. Used condoms found in Miller's trash were matched to used condoms found over the last 30 years, and DNA found in April Tinsley's underwear back in 1988. 

April was taken from her neighborhood in Fort Wayne while walking home from a friend's house in April of 1988.  Her body was found  in a Spencerville ditch. She had been raped and choked to death. 

Miller's jury trial was set for February 11th through the 22nd in Allen County. 

He will appear in court again on October 5th for a pre-trial hearing. 

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