Murder suspect appears in court

April 12, 2011

The man accused of killing a popular Indianapolis musician made his first court appearance Tuesday. Prosecutors say Allen Parker confessed to killing John Austin Butsch last Thursday. Butsch was found dead inside his Woodruff Place home after a neighbor noticed his front door was open and called police. Parker was in court for an initial hearing to face charges of murder, criminal confinement and robbery. Detectives say Butsch evicted Parker, and they believe Parker killed him in revenge.