The Indiana Supreme Court heard an appeal yesterday from Samuel Sallee, a Bartholomew County man facing life in prison for a quadruple homicide on Mother’s Day weekend in 2013.
Our news-gathering partners at “The Republic” report that during the hearing, Columbus attorney Jane Ann Noblitt argued there was a lack of forensic evidence used to convict the 58-year-old Sallee.
Sallee was convicted nearly a year ago in the murders of Katheryn Burton, Thomas Smith, Aaron Cross and Shawn Burton. Their bodies were found inside of a Waynesville home by one of the victim’s family members. Police reports said that all four victims had been shot, while Katheryn Burton also had been stabbed.
A Bartholomew County jury found Sallee to be guilty of four counts of murder. He was sentenced to four consecutive sentences of life without parole.
There has been no word from the Indiana Supreme Court as to when they might reach a decision in the case.