ISU Student Admits to Attempted Robbery


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – An Indiana State University student will be on home detention for his part in an attempted robbery on campus.

Martell Murphy pleaded guilty to criminal confinement and battery.

The incident happened in a parking lot back in early October.

A female student was surrounded by a group of four students who tried to take her purse.

Murphy was among the four.

He’ll spend one year on home detention and two years probation.

Murphy can serve his sentence in his home county of Porter County if he qualifies. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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