Monticello Man Charged with Murder of Mother and Sister
Created by kblakeslee on 2/5/2013 12:59:23 PM


MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) _ A 20-year-old northern Indiana man accused of fatally stabbing his mother and his 6-year-old half-sister in their home has been charged with two counts of murder.
 
  The Journal & Courier reports that David Scott Rodenbarger was formally charged Tuesday.
 
  A probable cause affidavit says 41-year-old Michelle Haskins died from a stab wound to her neck. Six-year-old Jillian Haskins died from multiple stab wounds and swelling to her brain caused by blunt force trauma.
 
  The affidavit does not specify a motive.
 
  The mother and daughter were found in their Monticello home early Saturday after the mother called 911. The affidavit says a two-pronged meat fork and knife covered with what appeared to be blood were found near the victims.
 
  A White County judge appointed a public defender to represent Rodenbarger.