Professor Stabbed To Death In Home By Man Claiming Sex Assault

December 30, 2009

Indiana (ChattahBox) – An English assistant professor at Indiana University was found stabbed to death in his home this week, after the killer claimed that the man had sexually assaulted him on Christmas Day.

Don Belton was a much loved professor with a number of schools listed on his resume, as well as experience writing for publications like Newsweek, and doing a number of lectures around the country and abroad.

Michael J. Griffin, a 25-year-old man not connected to the university, has been arrested and admitted to murdering Belton for an unspecified attack he claims happened on Christmas Day.

The story behind what happened has not been known, though Griffin apparently told police in an affidavit shown to the Associated Press that he had been sexually assaulted by the victim in Griffin’s home on two occasions.

Journals found at Belton’s residence make allusions to being “happy” that he had met someone named Michael, which corresponds with the timing of the last few weeks when Griffin and he are believed to have become acquainted.

The nature of their relationship, and exactly what happened, has not been released, but some details give us clues.

The house was not forced into.

There was an argument, which Griffin claims is because Belton did not “show or express any type of feeling that what had taken place was a mistake”.

Belton was stabbed in the back five or six times, and several times in the front by a 10-inch knife found in the accused killer’s home, which was found after a tip from Griffin’s girlfriend.

More details as their emerge.

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