DOC#: 9581 Black Male
Marion County Superior Court
Judge John W. Tranberg
Prosecutor: Timothy Morrison,
Defense: Craig Turner
Date of Murder: March 28, 1983
Victim(s): Jane Brumblay W/F/31
(No relationship to Harris)
Method of Murder: manual
Summary: Harris confronted Jane
Brumblay as she was preparing to get into her car parked in the
Glendale Shopping Mall.
Brumblay was startled and threatened to report
Harris, who promptly overpowered her, and forced her into her car.
Harris removed her pantyhose and tied her hands, then drove to a
movie theater lot and raped her more than once. Brumblay began to
struggle and Harris choked her with her scarf until she was semi-conscious.
He then placed the scarf in her mouth and drove to Broad Ripple Park.
The victim had by this time swallowed part of the
scarf and had stopped breathing. Harris placed her body in the trunk
and abandoned the car. The pathologist testified that Brumblay died
as a result of manual strangulation, not the scarf.
Conviction: Harris pled Guilty
But Mentally Ill to Murder, Kidnapping, and Rape
Sentencing: February 10, 1984 (Death
Aggravating Circumstances: b (1)
suffering from a psychiatric disorder which substantially disturbed
his thinking and behavior
03-05-92 Defendant pleads guilty to Murder,
Kidnapping (A Felony), and Rape (A Felony), and is sentenced by
Marion County Superior Court Judge Paula E. Lapossa to 60 years, 50
years, 50 years for a total of 160 years imprisonment.
James Allen Harris