78-year-old convicted of killing N. Ind. neighbor

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LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 78-year-old man of killing a 76-year-old neighbor after what police say was an ongoing dispute over drainage problems around their northern Indiana properties.

The Cass County jury reached the guilty verdict on Thursday against Loren Fry for the September 2011 death of Dave Schroder, who was found shot twice inside his vehicle partially off the road near his home in a rural area near Logansport.

Fry’s defense lawyer argued that prosecutors only had circumstantial evidence against Fry and that he had been falsely accused. He tells the Pharos-Tribune (http://bit.ly/OpIrYw ) that an appeal is expected.

Schroder’s son testified during the four-day trial that his father had received a letter from an attorney about the drainage dispute with Fry.

Fry’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 14.

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