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Men Planned Murder And Rape

Last updated on Thursday, June 13, 2013

(LINTON) - According to court documents,26-year-old Jordan Burkirk and 25-year-old Randal Crosley admitted to planning to force themselves on a stranger for at least a week.

A few days prior to the alleged attack, Buskirk told police that he and Crosley traveled to Terre Haute where they bought condoms, handcuffs, restraint straps, rope and a 20-lb. weight.

Prosecutors filed murder charges against the two men Wednesday.

Buskirk told investigators the initial plan was to "rape and then murder" and that it was an idea that "popped in their heads."

Buskirk said they kept the items in the trunk of his car and that they weren't targeting Katelyn Wolfe specifically, but that they intended to attack someone.

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 for awhile before deciding to stop and kill her.

Buskirk said they bound Wolfe with duct tape then strangled her with a rope, the court documents said.

The two men then put Wolfe in the trunk and drove around getting high and using Wolfe's cellphone to send text messages and update her Facebook status, police said.

Buskirk said the two men tied Wolfe up with a rope and attached the 20-pound weight to her body before dragging her down a hill and throwing her in a lake, police said.

Both Jasonville men also face charges of conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit rape and criminal confinement. They're being held without bond.

The affidavits allege the men killed Wolfe on June 6 and dumped her weighted body in a rural Sullivan County lake. The documents also allege Crosley then used the Linton woman's cellphone to update her Facebook account to hide their actions.

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