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Hearing Postponed In Indiana Homicide Case

By: Trina Orlando
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INDIANA (KDKA) – The preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing another man and then dumping his body in an Indiana river has been postponed.

Jon Black is charged with homicide in the death of Rodnell Burton of Homewood.

Police say that the motive was an unpaid drug debt.

Black is accused of beating Burton with a baseball bat inside of a friend’s trailer, then burning the body in a barrel and dumping it in the Conemaugh River.

Suspects in another crime investigation led police to Black and the body.

Monday’s hearing was postponed because prosecutors said they needed more time to interview witnesses.

Prosecutors have not yet decided whether or not they will seek the death penalty.

Black is being held in the Indiana County Jail without bond.

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