Buddy Ellinger Junior sentenced

Ellinger Junior pleaded guilty to reckless homicide.

Posted: Mar 28, 2018 12:19 PM
Updated: Mar 28, 2018 6:00 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute man will spend 16 years behind bars. for the murder of Thomas "Pete" Fuller III

Buddy Ellinger Junior pleaded guilty to reckless homicide, his plea agreement capped his sentence at 18 years.

Police found Fuller shot to death at the Greenwood Manor Apartments in June of 2016. Ellinger was eventually arrested during a stand-off with police.

News 10's Jon Swaner spoke with Fuller’s mother right after the sentencing. He says, as you can imagine, she was very emotional.

Hear what Fuller's mother had to say coming up tonight only on News 10 First at Five.

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