Woman sentenced for helping hide victim's body

Woman sentenced for helping hide victim's body

Woman sentenced for helping hide victim's body

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 8:23 AM

   SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) -- A northern Idaho woman who helped her husband conceal the body of a murder victim has been sentenced to two years in prison.


   Other media outlets that 23-year-old Jennifer Dunnagan Thrasher was sentenced Monday in 1st District Court.


   Thrasher was charged as an accessory to the killing of 19-year-old Michael Wyatt Smith after telling authorities she helped bury Smith's body in a makeshift grave in a remote area. Police say her now-estranged husband, 20-year-old Austin Blake Thrasher, shot and killed Smith in September 2011 in a romantic rivalry over a 16-year-old girl.


   Austin Thrasher faces a first-degree murder charge, but that case is on hold while he's evaluated to determine if he's able to assist in his own defense.

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