BLOOMFIELD, Ind. - A judge has sentenced a man to 81 years in prison for murder and other counts in connection with the death of a southwestern Indiana teenager.
The Greene County Daily World and WTHI-TV report Randal Crosley of Jasonville, who will turn 26 on Friday, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last month to murder, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit rape, criminal confinement and dealing a controlled substance.
He and 27-year-old Jordan Buskirk of Jasonville were charged in connection with the June slaying of 19-year-old Katelyn Wolfe of Linton. Buskirk is due to be sentenced March 18 after pleading guilty to murder, criminal confinement and the same two conspiracy counts.
Wolfe's body was found June 10 in a lake outside her hometown about 75 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
Affidavits in the case say after the two men killed Wolfe and dumped her body in the rural Sullivan County lake, Crosley then used Wolfe's cellphone to update her Facebook account to hide their actions. The post stated Wolfe was "out on a walk with creeps that keep driving by."
Buskirk told police he and Crosley traveled to Terre Haute, Ind., to purchase condoms, handcuffs, restraint straps, rope and a 20-pound weight, and they were preparing to rape and kill someone, court documents said.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Buskirk told police he and Crosley picked Wolfe up at her home about 1 a.m. then drove around doing drugs awhile before deciding to stop and kill her. She was strangled with a rope.
ABC News reports the two were childhood friends wanted to know what it was like to kill, with Buskirk telling police they had conversations about "forcing themselves onto a complete stranger for at least a week" and that the idea to kill was "just something that popped into their heads."
Also connected to the case was the wife of Crosley, 19-year-old Tamera Crosley. Green County Authorities charged her with obstruction of justice and two counts of false informing for impeding the investigation into Wolfe's death.