Cass County man convicted of murdering neighbor

Loren Fry was found guilty of the 2011 murder of Dave Schroder.
Loren Fry was found guilty of the 2011 murder of Dave Schroder.

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (WLFI) – A Cass County man was convicted Thursday of murdering his neighbor. After four days of trial, Loren Fry, 78, was convicted in the 2011 death of his neighbor Dave Shroder, 76.

Back in September 2011, Schroder was found dead in a pickup truck outside of Logansport. As News 18 has previously reported, the pickup was outside a home on County Road 275 North, less than a mile away from where Schroder lived. He was killed by a gunshot wound to the head.

Loren Fry (Photo Provided)
Loren Fry (Photo Provided)

Within a day, Fry was arrested and charged with murder.

Two and a half years later, he was found guilty after a trial lasting four days and four hours of deliberation by the jury.

His sentencing is set for April 14.

He faces anywhere from 45 to 65 years behind bars.

At the time, News 18 reported that neighbors said the shooting happened over a dispute over land that had been going on for perhaps 20 years or more. One even described it as a feud like between the Hatfields and McCoys.

According to court documents, several witnesses saw both Fry and Schroder driving down the road where Schroder was found. One witness claimed Fry had threatened Schroder and that he had fired a gun at his residence in the past.

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