In 2020, Attorney General Curtis Hill rebuffed Myers’ court order. Instead of keeping Myers in prison, the judge ordered Myers’ to be released until the court made a decision on the appeal.
Update: The court ruling to have John Myers be released from prison was overturned on August 4, 2020, thus Myers will remain in prison. The court did not deny that Myers’ attorneys made errors during his trial, however, they believe that the jury would have still convicted Myers. Specifically, the court believes the statements that Myers made to many people were self-incriminating enough for him to be convicted. Jill’s family is so relieved to know that Myers will not be released. Myers is serving a 65-year sentence at Indian State Prison in Michigan City.