Three Elkhart men arrested for torture and murder

NOW: Three Elkhart men arrested for torture and murder

ELKHART, Ind.- The Elkhart County prosecutor announced the arrest of three men on Thursday for their alleged roles in the torture and murder of a Columbia City woman in October.

The incident allegedly occurred on or around October 21 and 22, 2019 at a residence on Old Orchard Lane in Elkhart.

Kimberly Dyer, 31, was allegedly burned, mutilated, or tortured while alive and intentionally murdered, according to the prosecutor's office.

The suspects have been identified as Donald Ray Owen, Jr., Mario M. Angulo, Jr., and Matthew Murzynski.

Owen, 20, and Angulo, 19, were both charged with murder and confinement resulting in serious bodily injury, a level 3 felony.

Murzynski, 24, was charged as a codefendant of the other men for confinement resulting in serious bodily injury, which is also a level 3 felony.

All three men were also charged with robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, a level 2 felony, and confinement resulting in serious bodily injury, for their actions against Robert Porter, a 32-year-old from Sturgis, Michigan, which allegedly occurred around the same time as the torture and murder of Dyer.

Owen and Angulo could also face a life without parole sentencing.

Angulo and Murzynski appeared in court for their initial hearings on Thursday morning.

The preliminary trial date for both men is set for May 4, 2020.

Owen was arrested in Waco, Texas last Thursday, and awaits extradition in the custody of the Sheriff of McLennnan County, Texas.

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