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GUILTY IN - Claire Ellis, 26, found in shallow grave, Anderson, 8 May 2005

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  1. PrayersForMaura

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    ANDERSON, Ind. -- A man has pleaded guilty to beating a woman to death and burying her body in the backyard of his home where police found it five months later.

    David M. Bell, 31, of Anderson, is facing 45 to 65 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder Wednesday in Madison Circuit Court. His sentencing is set for Jan. 11.

    Bell told authorities that he killed Claire Ellis, 26, of Anderson, in May, then buried her body in the yard where police found it about 3 feet deep on Oct. 12.

    ...Ellis' mother Marian Hilligoss was decorating her daughter's grave when she received a call that Bell was pleading guilty, she said.Hilligoss cried in court Wednesday, and Bell never looked at her, nor expressed regret."He's not sorry," Hilligoss said.

    Hilligoss said the guilty plea caught the family by surprise.
    "It was really hard," she said of looking at Bell. "It made me really mad. This will never be behind us. Claire's daughter knows her mom is dead. She doesn't know it happened on Mother's Day, but she will eventually." :(

    More: http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051208/NEWS01/512080512/-1/RSS
     
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    From May 2009:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/2009/05/02/murderer-confesses-to-18-killing-second-woman.print.html

     

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