Man gets 50 years in slaying of Terre Haute radio personality

April 5, 2018

A man who prosecutors say planned a burglary that led to the 2016 beating death of a Terre Haute radio personality has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

The Tribune-Star reported 48-year-old Donald Featherstone on Wednesday was the final defendant in the murder case to learn his punishment for the death of Matt Luecking, who worked for WFNB-FM. Authorities say Luecking was killed at his apartment in Terre Haute.

Featherstone earlier signed a plea agreement that capped his potential prison sentence at 45 to 50 years. Defense attorney Mark Mullican argued for the lower term, saying Featherstone was remorseful.

In March, 26-year-old John Edward Collins was sentenced to 60 years and 27-year-old Kathleen Featherstone got 30 years.

Another person faces charges in connection with the theft of Luecking’s car.


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