SOUTH BEND — A northern Indiana man is seeking a new trial in the murders of four homeless men whose bodies were dumped into manholes.
Fifty-six-year-old Randy Reeder of South Bend was sentenced in September 2007 to 260 years in prison after co-defendant Daniel Sharp testified against him as part of a plea deal.
The men were convicted of killing four homeless men and dumping their bodies into manholes. The bodies were found in January 2007.
WNDU-TV reports that Reeder contends he didn't get a fair sentence and received ineffective counsel. A St. Joseph County judge hearing Reeder's post-conviction relief case will rule in 90 days.
If he denies Reeder's request, the case heads to the Indiana Court of Appeals. But if he approves it, a new trial will be granted.