Novelist Don Belton Murdered

By Jason Boog Comment

DBelton2_1212694628_1217526874.jpgAuthor and Indiana University assistant professor Don Belton was found murdered yesterday. Police have arrested a 25-year-old suspect.

Belton (pictured, via) wrote the novel “Almost Midnight” and editor of the anthology, “Speak My Name.” You can preview the anthology at Google Books. He had taught courses at University of Michigan, Macalester College and the University of Pennsylvania.

Here’s more about the murder, from the Indy Star: “Bloomington police arrested a man who told police he stabbed Belton because the professor had sexually assaulted him. Belton, 53, an assistant professor of English, was found dead in his kitchen Monday. Michael J. Griffin, 25, Bloomington, is being held without bond in the Monroe County Jail on a charge of murder.” (Via Edward Champion)