Greene County man sentenced to 81 years for teen's murder

Jordan Buskirk
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A second Greene County man was sentenced Tuesday to 81 years in prison for the murder of 19-year-old Katelyn Wolfe of Linton last summer.

Our partners at the Bloomington Herald Times report Jordan Buskirk was given the same prison time as his partner in the crime, Randal Crosley, who was sentenced earlier this month in Greene Superior Court.

Judge Dena Martin sentenced Buskirk, 27, to 63 years in prison on charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and criminal confinement, with those sentences to be served concurrently. Buskirk received an 18-year sentence for conspiracy to commit rape, with that term to run consecutively with the other sentences.

Buskirk and Crosley, 26, pleaded guilty to killing Wolfe last June and dumping her body in a lake in the Greene-Sullivan State Forest.

At Tuesday's sentencing hearing, Martin called the crime heinous, cold and calculated, and she told Buskirk, "Our community is not safe with someone like you in it."

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