An appeals court upheld the 80-year sentence for a man convicted of murder in the beating death of IU student Hannah Wilson. Police say that the 22-year-old Wilson was partying in Bloomington with friends in April of 2015 when she went missing. Her body was found days later in Brown County.

Fox 59 is reporting that Daniel Messel’s appeal argued that evidence speculating that a heavy flashlight may have been used to kill Wilson should not have been introduced during his trial. He also argued that his prison sentence was unfair and excessive. Messel was convicted last August by a Brown County jury and sentenced to 60 years for murder and 20 years for being an habitual offender.

Fox 59 is reporting that the court ruled Thursday there was no error in the sentence and found it was appropriate.

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