Eldon Anson murder 2/03/1989 Huntington, IN *Jarrod Michael Wall pled guilty but mentally ill, sentenced to 60 years in prison*

remembering the victimsFrom Jarrod Wall’s appeal:

In January of 1989, appellant and John Velasquez planned to burglarize the home of Eldon Anson in Huntington County. The purpose of the burglary was to steal guns. Appellant disliked Anson because he believed Anson was a homosexual drug abuser who might have been responsible for his uncle developing Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

On the night of February 3, 1989, appellant went to Velasquez’ home, and following a discussion, he requested that Erick Esch help him burglarize Anson’s home. Velasquez informed appellant and Esch that he was unable to go to Anson’s home, but he did provide them with jackets, a satchel, and a knife. Appellant was armed with a loaded .22 caliber pistol and a hatchet that he had purchased.

Appellant and Esch drove to Anson’s house and rang the doorbell. Anson answered the door, and appellant told him they were interested in looking at one of his old vehicles. Anson let them in and then led them outside where he showed them vehicles in his garage and driveway. Appellant grew angry when he heard Anson’s voice and thought of his uncle. As Anson was unlocking one of the vehicles, appellant pulled out his gun and shot Anson in the head. Appellant then shot Anson five more times. Upon noticing that Anson was not dead, appellant went to his vehicle to retrieve his hatchet and returned to strike Anson in the head. As appellant struck Anson, he covered his head with his hands further angering appellant and prompting him to strike Anson’s hands. He also struck Anson in the back and on the buttocks.

Believing Anson to be dead, appellant and Esch went into Anson’s home to look for the guns. When they were unable to locate the guns, appellant took a radio. Appellant and Esch hid a bloody jacket in a trash bin and threw the hatchet in the river. Anson did not die until four days later.

Eldon Tully Anson
Jarrod Michael Wall v State of Indiana 1991
Excerpt from Notorious 92: Indiana’s Most Heinous Murders in All 92 Counties

Books
Fear No Evil

Movies/Documentaries
Redrum: Collecting Enemies

Defendants
Jarrod Michael Wall – pled guilty but mentally ill, sentenced to 60 years in prison
Erick Esch – pled guilty, sentenced to 28 years in prison
John J. Velasquez – pled guilty, sentenced to 30 years in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

JARROD WALL
DOC Number 894797
First Name JARROD
Middle Name
Last Name WALL
Suffix
Date of Birth 04/27/1971
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Indianapolis Re-Entry Education Facility
Earliest Possible Release Date 03/11/2015

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 09/18/1989
Description MURDER
Term in Years / Months / Days 60 00 00000
Type of Conviction M
Indiana Citation Code 35-42-1-1
Cause Number 35C01 8903 CF 00010
County of Conviction HUNTINGTON
Projected Release Date 03/11/2015

INMATE INFORMATION

ERICK ESCH
DOC Number 894605
First Name ERICK
Middle Name
Last Name ESCH
Suffix
Date of Birth 08/04/1971
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Returned to court authority on release
Earliest Possible Release Date 03/19/1992

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 09/05/1989
Description BURGLARY
Term in Years / Months / Days 20 00 00000
Type of Conviction FB
Indiana Citation Code 35-43-2-1
Cause Number 35C01-8903-CF-00011
County of Conviction HUNTINGTON
Projected Release Date 03/19/1992

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 09/05/1989
Description ASSISTING A CRIMINAL
Term in Years / Months / Days 08 00 00000
Type of Conviction FC
Indiana Citation Code 35-44-3-2
Cause Number 35C01-8903-CF-00011
County of Conviction HUNTINGTON
Projected Release Date 03/19/1992

INMATE INFORMATION

JOHN J VELASQUEZ
DOC Number 894606
First Name JOHN
Middle Name J
Last Name VELASQUEZ
Suffix
Date of Birth 09/15/1971
Gender Male
Race White
Facility/Location Returned to court authority on release
Earliest Possible Release Date 06/12/1997

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 09/11/1989
Description BURGLARY
Term in Years / Months / Days 16 00 00000
Type of Conviction FB
Indiana Citation Code 35-43-2-1
Cause Number 35C01-8904-CF-00016
County of Conviction HUNTINGTON
Projected Release Date 06/12/1997

Sentence Information
Date of Sentence 09/11/1989
Description CONSPIRACY/BURGLARY
Term in Years / Months / Days 10 00 00000
Type of Conviction FB
Indiana Citation Code 35-41-5-2
Cause Number 35C01-8904-CF-00016
County of Conviction HUNTINGTON
Projected Release Date 06/12/1997

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