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Columbus man found guilty of murder by Shelby County jury

A jury from Shelby County has delivered a guilty verdict in a Bartholomew County murder trial.

The jury took about an hour to return the verdict on Friday following closing arguments and after the final day of testimony included no witnesses called by the defense on Thursday.

Due to pre-trial publicity, the jury was brought in from neighboring Shelby County.

Doyle was charged with killing his live-in girlfriend, Heather Steuver, 37. In September 2021, Doyle led law enforcement to a shallow grave at Nugent Sand Company where he worked.

The coroner ruled Steuver died from blunt force trauma to the head. 

Doyle also faces a trial scheduled for April on several child pornography charges.