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Murder Suspect Waives Extradition
Updated November 8, 2016 7:01 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(TERRE HAUTE) - A man involved in a Terre Haute murder investigation has waived extradition and brought back to Terre Haute in connection with the murder of Terre Haute's WFNB 92.7 radio personality Matt Luecking.

Police say after Luecking was killed, Don Featherstone, a truck driver, left the area.

He was located outside of the Chicago area, where he was hospitalized with self-inflicted wounds.

Featherstone is facing charges of murder, burglary and robbery causing serious bodily injury.

Also arrested in the crime was 28-year-old Benjamin Selig of Rockville on a felony count of assisting a criminal and 25-year-old Kathleen Featherstone on charges of felony murder, robbery, and burglary charges.

The body of Matt Luecking was discovered on Oct. 21, in a bedroom on Jackboot Court. That's inside the Village Quarter apartment complex at State Road 46 and Poplar Drive on Terre Haute's eastside.

After a brief search of the area couldn't turn up the victim's car. Police then issued an advisory to surrounding agencies; they say within an hour Vermillion County Police informed them that two men tried to use Luecking's credit card and identity at the Walmart in Clinton.

Walmart loss prevention became suspicious of the two males when one of the individual started looking for the identification in order to sign for the purchase.

When the pair left the store they inadvertently left behind the ID belonging to Luecking.

Walmart provided the license plate number of the pairs get-a-way vehicle along with security video to Terre Haute Police; with that information the agency went to the home where the vehicle was registered.

Once on the scene police noticed the duo loading item's into Luecking's Chevy Cobalt.

Police arrested 24-year-old John Collins, of Terre Haute. Collins is also faces a murder charge.

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