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An Indiana Man Committed a Triple Homicide. His Cell Phone, Sneakers and Cigarettes Landed Him Behind Bars.

Indiana Man Sentenced for Fatally Shooting Three People in Head
Source: Boone County Sheriff's Office, Unsplash

Chad Grumball will spend his life behind bars for the murder of three people in 2021.

Sep. 30 2023, Published 2:04 p.m. ET

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An Indiana man shot and killed three people in an apartment in 2021. Now, he will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a judge sentenced him to 195 years in prison, according to authorities.

On Sept. 8, 2021, an acquaintance found the bodies of 20-year-old Grace Bishop, 21-year-old Brannon Martin and 42-year-old Larry Stogsdill Jr. in an apartment in Lebanon, as Front Page Detectives previously reported.

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Autopsies revealed each victim died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators used DNA on cigarette butts collected from an ashtray in the apartment to match it to 42-year-old Chad Grumball, officials said.

Authorities also used cell phone records for Grimball and another person, who allegedly drove him to the crime scene. The records show their cell phones appeared to enter and exit the apartment complex at the time the shootings took place.

On the morning of the shooting, Grimball reported to the Boone County Probation Department. Video from the Probation Department showed him wearing shoes with a tread pattern that is consistent with those left at the crime scene, court documents state.

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In August 2023, a jury found Grimball guilty on three counts of murder and a charge of carrying a handgun without a license, officials said.

On Sept. 26, a judge sentenced Grimball, who was already serving time for a conviction for intimidation, domestic battery and resisting law enforcement, to 195 years in prison, WTHR reported.

In a statement, Prosecutor Kent Eastwood said, "Today’s sentence means that the Defendant will never walk free again. He will spend the rest of his life in prison for the heinous and cowardly acts he committed that day.”


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