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Former local man murdered by daughter's ex-boyfriend

Friday, January 18, 2013

FORT BRANCH ---- A former Linton man lost his life Wednesday night after he was fatally shot by his daughter's ex-boyfriend at his Gibson County residence.

The victim, 47-year-old Terry Monier, of 7816 South C.R. 45 East, Fort Branch, was taken to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where he later died from a gunshot wound.

Indiana State Police, Fort Branch Police, Haubstadt Police and Gibson County Sheriff's Department responded to Monier's residence in Fort Branch about 7 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call regarding a man being shot during an altercation.

Preliminary investigation revealed Austin Blaize, 23, of Francisco, had allegedly been involved in some type of dispute with his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend.

Blaize arrived at his ex-girlfriend's residence and entered through the garage. Blaize allegedly had a handgun and attempted to fire the weapon when he saw the boyfriend, but the weapon failed to fire, according to Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Todd Ringle.

"There was an altercation inside the residence and while Blaize was exiting he allegedly fired several more rounds. At least one round struck the girlfriend's father. The boyfriend exited the residence and fled on foot. Blaize also fled the area," Ringle wrote in a prepared news release.

At approximately 8 p.m., Indiana State Police, Indiana Conservation Officers, Francisco Town Marshall and Oakland City Police located Blaize at his grandmother's residence located at 301 South Center Street in Francisco.

Blaize was arrested without incident and taken to the Gibson County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder and currently being held without bond in the Gibson County Jail at Princeton.

Monier was a Linton-Stockton High School graduate and employed at Flanders Electric in Evansville.

Funeral arrangements for Monier are being handled by Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.

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RIP Terry

-- Posted by baseballdad on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 3:43 PM

What a tragic story.

-- Posted by lintonite on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 6:42 PM

Terry was always such a great person. Sad loss to all

-- Posted by mablegirl on Sat, Jan 19, 2013, at 6:47 AM

rip terry

-- Posted by unexpectedhappenings on Sat, Jan 19, 2013, at 1:56 PM

Tragic and sad. Prayers to his family during this difficult time.

-- Posted by sweetpea23 on Mon, Jan 21, 2013, at 5:57 PM

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