Terre Haute man sentenced in Greencastle murder

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PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute man convicted of murdering a woman in Greencastle was sentenced Thursday.

A Putnam County Judge on Thursday sentenced John Gonzalez of Terre Haute, Ind. to 87 and a half years in prison.

He was convicted in August on several charges, including murder, in connection to the death of 44-year-old Melissa “Lisa” Attkisson.

Attkisson was found dead inside a home in Greencastle in January of 2020.

Gonzalez was later located in Rock Island County, Ill., near Attkisson’s car and authorities said he had several of her belongings.

Gonzalez was also convicted of auto theft and theft of a firearm in the case.

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