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PC: Man in wheelchair tortured to death over unpaid debt

Posted at 5:59 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 11:00:08-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Three years to the day after he died, Indianapolis police say they have made an arrest in the murder of Garry Borer.

Borer was found dead in his wheelchair in the unattached garage of his home in the 1000 block of North Tibbs Avenue on Nov. 15, 2014.

Police reported Borer had suffered “obvious trauma in what appeared to be a violent death.”

Next to his body, investigators found a toolbox and a series of tools – a set of vice-grips, a scratch awl, a nail puller, a chisel and a pry bar – laid out in an “organized manner.”

They also found a screwdriver and a bottle of cleaner with bleach, both of which appeared to have blood on them.

An autopsy determined Borer had 38 stab wounds to his head, neck, chest, hands and abdomen.

Police interviewed a witness, who told them Borer had told her he owed money to someone and had arranged to pay him in pain pills.

A phone records search revealed the last call Borer made was to a man named Anthony King.

King reportedly told police he had been at Borer’s house on Nov. 6, 2014, when Borer asked him to help get his dog under control. He denied any involvement in Borer’s death.

In August 2015, police submitted 10 items from the crime scene for DNA testing. More than a year later, in December 2016, they received a match on a sample of the blood from the bleach bottle to a DNA sample from King.

A week later, police obtained a cheek swab from King. A second match to King’s DNA was confirmed on May 30.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office filed a formal charge of murder against King last week. He was taken into custody on Wednesday.

An initial hearing for King had not yet been set.

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