Man gets 75 years for killing woman in cornfield

Joe Meyers (Provided Photo/Hancock County Sheriff)

GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison in the death of an Indianapolis woman who was fatally shot in a cornfield.

A Hancock County judge ordered the sentence Wednesday for 40-year-old Joe Meyers of Indianapolis, including 60 years on a murder conviction and 15 years for being a habitual offender. A jury last month convicted him of killing 23-year-old Katrina Miller, whose body was found in July just east of Indianapolis.

The Daily Reporter reports deputy prosecutor Tami Napier described Miller’s death as an execution, with Meyers leading her into a dark cornfield and shooting her in the back of the head.

Meyers denied during Wednesday’s hearing that he killed Miller.

Two other people are awaiting trial on charges in Miller’s death. 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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