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KNOX â€” A man who murdered a rural Knox woman in 1987 is asking for forgiveness from the family, in a letter to the editor published in this week's Leader on Page A4.
Steven O'Bryant plead guilty on March 4, 1988, to stabbing Anna Lindstrand, 84, at her home south of Knox. He was 19 when sentenced.
He was sentenced to 40 years in prison in Starke Circuit Court.
O'Bryant told Indiana State Police investigators that he entered the isolated house and believed it was empty.
"I was thinking that I could go inside and get this house all (set up to) throw a party," he is quoted in The Leader.
But when he entered the house, Lindstrand saw him and attempted to call police, but O'Bryant had disconnected the phone.
The case was prosecuted by Kim Hall, now Circuit Court judge.
See this week's Leader for the rest of this story and to read O'Bryant's letter.