Convict must still pay child support for dead daughter

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals says a Muncie man serving a 60-year sentence for murder must pay child support for his dead daughter.

The court has upheld a Delaware Circuit Court ruling that 47-year-old David Shane must keep paying more than half his prison laundry wages to make up for child support he owed before his 18-year-old daughter Ashlie died in a 2006 house fire in Kentucky.

Shane works about 37 hours a week for 95 cents an hour at the Pendleton Correctional Facility.

The appeals court recently ruled that Shane missed a deadline to appeal a judge’s ruling ordering him to pay the undisclosed amount of back child support.

Shane and another man were convicted in 1997 of murder and feticide in the slaying of the other man’s girlfriend. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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