FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A man who was convicted of stabbing a nurse to death in 1986 will soon be free.
According to the News-Sentinel, Robert Hicks was sentenced to 85-years in prison for the death of 31-year-old Julie Bissell during a home invasion. She had been stabbed in the abdomen, wrapped in plastic, and her body dumped down the embankment of the St. Marys River in southern Allen County.
Hicks, who maintained his innocence and cited a lack of physical evidence, had been convicted after an accomplice testified against him.
He was moved into the County’s Re-Entry Court program Friday and will be released on September 26th, due to earning a reduced sentence through good behavior in prison.