SPOKANE, Wash.— A man with horns tattooed on his face pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing his girlfriend’s mother.
Court officials said Juan Edward Sifuentez took responsibility for his part in the crime. Sifuentez said he deserved whatever the punishment was for helping kill Latayna Chapin. He was charged with First Degree Aggravated Murder, robbery, and conspiracy to kidnap.
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The 51-year-old Chapin was beaten, stabbed and stuffed in a truck at a Spokane Valley duplex in February 2014 according to investigators. The Medical Examiner said Chapin died of blunt head and neck injuries and neck compression.
Sifuentez’s girlfriend, Rachael Colby, is also charged. Chapin’s daughter admitted to helping her boyfriend load her mother’s body into her car. The couple abandoned the car near the Fred Meyer in South Spokane. The car sat there for about two months.
Chapin’s friends told investigators that she was tired of financially supporting Colby and Sifuentez. Court records showed the couple accessed Chapin’s bank account after detectives believe she was dead.