Daughter seeks closure in dad’s murder as trial begins

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Shenna Grundy sat on a bench just outside Marion County Superior Court 6. In a matter of moments jury selection would be underway in the Harold Bishop murder trial.

“I just can’t understand why this is all happening,” said Grundy.

Bishop is accused of killing Grundy’s father, Khalfani Shabazz, in a money dispute in 2012. Prosecutors believe after the murder Bishop went on a crime spree. He allegedly shot a man in some apartments, and then he shot a mother and son while their house was burning to the ground.

He is then accused of holding a man at gunpoint outside a Walmart in Columbus. All of these subsequent crimes happened in a matter of days after the deadly shooting.

“I’ve heard like 20 different stories,” said Grundy.

Deputies in Boone County arrested Bishop after finding him hiding in a wooded area 10 days after the crimes.

Monday in the courtroom, Bishop looked vastly different from his 2012 mug shot. His hair was shaven and he sat showing little to no emotion as the judge instructed the jury on the rules. During the hearing tears streamed down the face of one of Shabazz’s family members.

Grundy sat in the front row in the courtroom where she could see Bishop’s face. Grundy told 24-Hour News 8 her goal is to listen to every testimony, argument and detail. She believes attending the trials every day will help her cope with the loss of her dad.

“I know some people it tears them down. For me it builds me up, and helps me to know everything about the case instead of wondering and hearing about stuff,” said Grundy.

Bishop’s trial will resume Tuesday morning starting at 8:45.

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