On Sunday, 11 September 1977, police officers came to the YMCA room of Michael W. Ustaszewski, 18, and arrested him for the murder of Henry Cordle.
Michael A. Morris, another resident of the YMCA, had been arrested for the murder of Henry Cordle the day before.
Both Ustaszewski and Morris were convicted of aggravated murder and sentenced to life. Michael Ustaszewski would be eligible for parole after serving 15 years. He would then be 33 years old.