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INDIANAPOLIS — A man has been convicted in a 2021 murder on the west side of Indianapolis.

It was February 7th, 2021 when someone living at the Suncrest Apartments found the body of a woman. The woman was dead – she’d been shot multiple times.

Indianapolis Metro Police identified the woman as Donna Hawes.

The person who found Hawes said a homeless man had been staying with her, and that her car was missing. Police quickly identified that homeless man as John Moreno and officers tracked down Hawes’ car shortly after that.

Police arrested Moreno, who had the murder weapon and three cell phones, one of which belonged to Donna Hawes.

Moreno was convicted this week of murder after a three-day trial. He pled guilty to being a repeat offender.

John Moreno will be sentenced on March 24th.