Messel appointed new public defender

Daniel Messel
Daniel Messel (Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

BROWN COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – The man accused of murdering an Indiana University student has new representation.

According to court documents, 49-year-old Daniel Messel was appointed a new public defender.

Messel is accused in the murder of IU student Hannah Wilson.

Documents indicate previous defender Andrew Szakaly has been withdrawn and Messel will now be represented by Bargersville attorney Dorie Maryan.

24-Hour News 8 reached out to Brown County Circuit Court, the Brown County Prosecutor’s Office and Maryan’s office for an explanation for the change, but has not yet heard back. 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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