Trial to begin in 30-year-old murder case
Jury selection is to begin today in Hamilton for the trial of an Indiana prison inmate for the murder 30 years ago of a retired school principal. Fifty-nine-year-old Donald Korn once confessed to the 1974 slaying of 72-year-old Mildred Ruth Doench, who was raped, stabbed and struck with a hatchet-type tool left embedded in her forehead. But an appeals court overturned the conviction in 1979, saying Korn's confession was improperly obtained. Now the prosecution has new D-N-A evidence with which it hopes to convict Korn again.