Matthew Cook pleads guilty in Gaslight Estates murder

Matthew Cook - Provided Photo
Matthew Cook - Provided Photo

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A new development in a case we have been following since last year.

Matthew Cook has pleaded guilty to murder and burglary in connection to the death of Shirley Moyer.

Moyer was found dead last October in her home at Gaslight Estates. Officials report Cook, who lived a few door down from her, has admitted to killing her.

This plea deal will call for him to serve 45 years on the murder charge and 10 additional years for the burglary charge. He will serve a total of 55 years in prison.

Sentencing has been set for Sept. 2. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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