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Mt. Vernon Man Arrested for Murder – ISP

Bill Stephens

November 10th, 2021

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Posey County – Last night at approximately 6:30 p.m., Indiana State Police arrested Austin Kusturin, 28, of Mt. Vernon, in connection with the murder of John and Elizabeth Hall. Kusturin was arrested without incident outside an apartment in the 500 block of Melody Lane in Mt. Vernon. Kusturin is currently being held without bond in the Posey County Jail.

Arrested and Charge:

  • Austin Kusturin, 28, Mt. Vernon, IN
  1. Two Counts of Murder, Level A Felony

This continues to be an ongoing investigation and no further information will be released.

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Original Release (Issued November 6, 2021)

 Indiana State Police and Mt. Vernon Police are Investigating a Homicide in Mt. Vernon

Posey County – Indiana State Police and Mt. Vernon Police are currently investigating the death of a Mt. Vernon husband and wife.  Saturday morning, November 6, at approximately 8:16, a family member went to their parent’s residence located at 727 Mulberry in Mt. Vernon to check on their welfare. When they entered the residence, they discovered their parents were deceased. During the investigation, detectives observed signs of foul play and are treating their deaths as a homicide. Autopsies were conducted the following day and the victims were identified as John Hall, 74, and Elizabeth Hall, 74, of Mt. Vernon. The manner of death was ruled a homicide.

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