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Today in the Dubois County Circuit Court it was decided that the case against Kyle N. Popplewell will go to trial in 2017. The announcement came after the court heard that there would be no plea agreement between Popplewells attorneys and the Dubois County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

Popplewell is charged with murder and two counts of a Level 1 felony of rape, along with burglary, plus a Level 2 felony count of criminal confinement and a Level 5 felony count of battery causing serious bodily injury.

On January 10, of this year, Popplewell stabbed and killed Jeffrey D. Perry, 37 in his home, as he slept. He slashed Perry’s girlfriend, who had been staying at Perry’s home and then barricaded himself in a bedroom with another girl, who he allegedly raped multiple times until surrendering to the police.

A pretrial date of November 14, 2016 is set also Judge Verkamp set two weeks aside beginning June 12, 2017 for the jury trial for the charges Popplewell faces. Popplewell could face the death penalty, if convicted next June.

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