Court Upholds 81-Year Sentence in Teen’s Slaying

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld an 81-year prison sentence given a man convicted of killing a 19-year-old woman and dumping her body in a lake.
 
The court issued the ruling Friday against 27-year-old Jordan Buskirk of Jasonville, who pleaded guilty in Greene County Court in December to charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit rape and criminal confinement in the death of Katelyn Wolfe.
 
Buskirk had appealed, saying he had shown remorse for the crime.
 
Friday's ruling called Wolfe's murder “heinous'' and said he decided to kill someone “just for the experience of it.''
 
Buskirk's accomplice, Randal Crosley, also was sentenced to 81 years in prison.


The woman's body was found tied to a 20-pound weight in a lake in the Greene-Sullivan State Forest.