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Collins, Featherstone Sentenced

Terre Haute, IN - Two suspects in the murder of a local radio DJ are in court for change of plea hearings today.

John Collins and Kathleen Featherstone both face charges related to the death of local radio DJ Matt Luecking.

The first hearing was for John Collins, who has pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 60 years in prison with credit for time served.

In Kathleen Featherstone's agreement, she pleaded guilty to burglary, robbery and criminal trespassing.

She was sentenced to 30 years for burglary, 16 years for robbery and one year for criminal trespassing. The sentences will be served consecutively, meaning she will serve 30 years.

Our Taylor Williams is in the courthouse to follow the developments. She reports the courtroom is packed with standing room only.

Luecking's brother gave an emotional speech, saying he forgives them. The brother said he hopes the suspects "learned from this" and prays they "have the strength to become a better person".

Today's developments follow the plea agreement entered by Don Featherstone on Friday.

He was charged with murder in Luecking's death.

According to online court records, his sentencing is set for April 4.

Don Featherstone faces a minimum sentence of 45 years and a maximum of 50 years in prison.


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