Man awaits sentencing in beating death

October 18, 2010

A man who beat a Crawfordsville grandmother to death with a hammer is scheduled to  learn his punishment Monday. Rob Shute, 37, agreed to a plea deal last month while facing murder and robbery charges for the death of his landlady, Brenda Stuckey. Police say Shute was on drugs and looking for cash when he killed the 62-year-old.