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New Albany man convicted for killing girlfriend, dumping body in Ohio River

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 CORYDON, Ind. (AP): A southern Indiana man has been convicted of strangling his girlfriend and dumping her body in the Ohio River last summer.

The News and Tribune reports a jury found Clair Chaplin of New Albany guilty of murder Wednesday in the killing of 35-year-old Geneieve Ann Rogge. Her body was found floating in the river outside of Mauckport by a passerby.

A probable cause affidavit said Chaplin and Rogge were in a relationship, and that he may have been jealous she was spending time with another man. The case was tried in Harrison County, where Rogge’s body was found.

Chaplin is scheduled to be sentenced March 21. He faces up to 65 years in prison.

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