April Tinsley’s killer to spend 80 years behind bars

After 30 years, Fort Wayne's most notorious cold case has been put to rest. 

Accused April Tinsley killer learns trial date

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The man who police say is responsible for a famous Fort Wayne cold case learned his trial date in court Friday.  John D. Miller, 59, was arrested Sunday, July 15, in connection with the rape and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley in 1988. The case was cracked when DNA samples linked Miller to the crime.  His two-week trial date was set for February 11, 2019.  He will appear in court for a pre-trial conference on O…

“First thing I thought was wow”- Mother of April Tinsley reacts to the crowd at her daughters vigil

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Family of 8-year-old April Tinsley sharing their emotions. Two weeks after the arrest of her suspected killer, Sunday a vigil held in her honor at her old elementary school. The event began at Fairfield elementary school where the new bench and tree was put on display. Several dozen coming out Sunday to show support. A gesture that April’s mother Janet says is leaving her touched. "First thing I though was wow, you got…

No bail; public defender assigned at John Miller court appearance

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — John Dale Miller of Grabill, accused of brutally raping and killing young April Tinsley in 1988– one of Fort Wayne’s most known cold cases–appeared Thursday before a judge and the victim’s family.

The encounter happened in Allen Superior Court Judge John Surbeck’s courtroom, as the prosecution of Miller got out of the starting gates.

April Tinsley’s mom says suspected killer “Will get what he deserves.”

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – "He needs to die the same ways she did. Make it a slow death, let him know exactly how it feels." April Tinsley’s mother, Janet didn’t hold back Tuesday in an NBC exclusive interview. Explaining what she wanted to happen to her daughters suspected killer. Wednesday, she spoke out again, only with a different thought.  However the same emotions we’re expressed. "I would like him to explain himself," Apri…

April Tinsley’s mom says suspected killer “Will get what he deserves.”

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – "He needs to die the same ways she did. Make it a slow death, let him know exactly how it feels." April Tinsley’s mother, Janet didn’t hold back Tuesday in an NBC exclusive interview. Explaining what she wanted to happen to her daughters suspected killer. Wednesday, she spoke out again, only with a different thought.  However the same emotions we’re expressed. "I would like him to explain himself," Apri…

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Bitter cold then rain Tuesday night

Bitter cold then rain Tuesday night

Dangerously cold temps are in place as we are below zero across the viewing area. Wind chills of 20 below

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A travel advisory has been issued for Allen County.