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What to know about Daniel Messel’s criminal charges

<p>Daniel Messel is escorted to the Brown County Circuit Court in 2016. Messel was sentenced to 80 years in prison for the murder of Hannah Wilson in April 2015. Messel will be at the Monroe County Circuit Court on Friday to ask for a change of venue.&nbsp;</p>

Daniel Messel is escorted to the Brown County Circuit Court in 2016. Messel was sentenced to 80 years in prison for the murder of Hannah Wilson in April 2015. Messel will be at the Monroe County Circuit Court on Friday to ask for a change of venue. 

Daniel Messel was convicted in 2016 for the murder of IU student Hannah Wilson, but his name has stayed in the news after evidence surfaced connecting him to a 2012 rape. Since his trial, he also appealed his murder conviction and was denied.

Messel was scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. Friday in the Monroe County Circuit Court as part of a request for a change of venue for his trial for the 2012 rape, but proceedings were pushed back until February to give more preparation time. A change of venue — moving the trial to another location — is requested when finding a fair and impartial jury may not be possible due to high publicity surrounding the crime.

Here is a timeline of the moments in Messel’s criminal case leading up to his latest hearing.


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