Ex-boyfriend of slain University of Southern Indiana student charged with her murder

NEWBURGH, Ind. (AP) – The ex-boyfriend of a University of Southern Indiana student found slain last week has been formally charged with murder, felony murder, robbery and obstruction of justice.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports 22-year-old Isaiah Hagan made his initial appearance Tuesday in Warrick Circuit Court to hear the charges against him in connection with the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Halee Rathgeber.

Rathgeber’s body was found April 24 near a rural sports complex east of Newburgh, about 15 miles east of Evansville. Authorities have said she died after being shot once in the head.

The felony murder charge alleges Hagan killed Rathgeber while robbing her of her wallet, cellphone and other items.

A public defender was appointed to represent Hagan.

A probable cause affidavit in the case has been sealed.

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