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5:44 pm
Fri May 8, 2009

Charlotte man in custody for killing in Italy

Olivet, MI – Olivet, MI (AP)
A 24-year-old Charlotte native linked to a slaying in Italy is an Olivet College student who traveled there to study art with a professor and other students.

The college says Johnathan Hindenach is a junior art major who enrolled in January.

Italian authorities say Hindenach confessed to killing a man in
Florence early Thursday.

Olivet President Don Tuski says seven other students and the professor will depart Italy on Saturday.

The 16-day trip was supposed to run until May 18.

Olivet describes Hindenach as a top student who recently received an award in visual arts.

Before attending Olivet, the Charlotte man was a student at Lansing Community College and Grand Valley State University.