Suspect arrested in IU professor's death

Dec. 29, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A suspect was in custody Tuesday in the stabbing death of Indiana University English Professor Don Belton, police said.

Belton, who was in his second year on the school's faculty, was found slain in his home by a friend Monday morning and Michael Griffin was arrested Monday night at his own house near Bloomington, KXIN-TV, Indianapolis, reported.

Police said they discovered Griffin's name was one of the last names mentioned in Belton's journal and recovered a knife in Griffin's home they believe was the murder weapon.

Rick Wampler, a neighbor of Griffin's, said Griffin "was apparently upset about an incident that happened on Christmas Day involving himself and the victim."

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