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A sign is held on Bloomington's Courthouse Square during a memorial for assistant professor Don Belton on Jan. 1, 2010.  Belton, 54, was killed in his home by Michael James Griffin, 26, on Dec. 27, 2009.

A life lost: Belton’s final days recounted

Don Belton did not respond to emails or phone calls. He was supposed to be in Honolulu with his friend, Mara Miller. Don bought a plane ticket to depart from Indianapolis International Airport at 8 a.m. Dec. 28, 2009.

Belton murder trial jury decided upon

Twelve jurors and two alternates were selected in the trial forthe murder of former IU professor Don Belton. This week they will decide if Michael J. Griffin, 26, should be charged with murder or with voluntary manslaughter — a lesser offense for which Griffin and his counsel will argue.

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Don Belton Memorial

A sign is held on Bloomington’s Courthouse Square during a New Year’s Day 2019 memorial for assistant professor Don Belton. Belton, 54, was killed in his home by Michael Griffin, then 25, on Dec. 27, 2009.

Don Belton Memorial

A sign is held on Bloomington's Courthouse Square during a memorial for assistant professor Don Belton, New Year's Day. Belton, 54, was killed in his home by Michael James Griffin, 26, on Dec. 27, 2009.

Don Belton Memorial

A sign is held on Bloomington's Courthouse Square during a memorial for assistant professor Don Belton, New Year's Day. Belton, 54, was killed in his home by Michael James Griffin, 26, on Dec. 27, 2009.

Bid Day

Alpha Epsilon Phi members dance and scream on top of a car outside their sorority house during bid day on Jordan Avenue.

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