INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - 24-Hour News 8 has learned that an offender serving time at a local work release facility has died and another offender is now charged with his murder.
According to court documents, the incident occurred on March 19th at the Duvall Residential Center at 1848 Ludlow Ave.
Alan Cain, 40, was allegedly assaulted by 38-year-old Joseph Motley. Detectives reviewed surveillance video, which reportedly showed Motley strike Cain one time in the side of the face, causing Cain to fall backwards on to a concrete floor of the A-dorm. A maintenance superintendant also told investigators he observed Motley hit Cain during a verbal argument.
Cain was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit where he remained sedated and place on a ventilator. Police were notified on April 4th that Cain had died.
An autopsy listed the cause of death as complications due to blunt force trauma and the manner of death being homicide.
According to court documents, Motley was taken to the Marion County Jail processing center. On the way to the jail, he told the jail transport officer that Cain must have woke up angry. Motley said what he did was stupid. He said he and Cain had some words and it went from there. He apologized to the officer for his behavior.
Motley has been charged with aggravated battery, a Class "B" felony and murder an "A" felony.
He is due to make an initial court appearance at 9 a.m. Fridaym April 12, in Marion County criminal court 5.
Motley is also awaiting trial in another court case. He was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and two counts of intimidation.
Cain was serving time for a suspended driver's license and was due to be released in October.
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