SPOKANE, Wash. -- A judge sentenced Taylor Wolf to 393 months (32 years) in June for the 2011 murder of Nikolas Thoreson.
Wolf pleaded guilty to First Degree Murder and First Degree Kidnapping according to court documents.
Thoreson’s body was shot in the head. Firefighters found his body in the trunk of a burning car in North Spokane back in April 2011. Court documents revealed he was tortured with a machete at the Knotty Pines Apartments for hours before he died.
Authorities arrested Wolf within 24 hours of the victim’s body was found. People who know the suspect and victim said they were friends. The documents also stated that Wolf’s girlfriend, Thoreson and Wolf all knew each other from working at Job Corps.
Breeanna and Justice Sims also faced charges for Thoreson’s murder.
A friend of Breeanna Sims told authorities that Breeanna texted her the night of the murder asking for a ride. As the friend was giving them a ride, the friend stated that Justice Sims said he stabbed a man with a knife several times and that someone later found a man dead in the trunk of a burning car. The friend also stated that Justice said he would take the blame for the crime so nothing would happen to his sister.
A judge sentenced Justice Sims in 2012 to 33 years in prison for Thoreson’s death.