- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A former Powell woman has pleaded guilty to her role in the January 2014 death of her boyfriend, whose decapitated body was found in northern Wyoming.

Sandra Garcia pleaded guilty Tuesday to aiding and abetting in the commission of manslaughter and accessory to second-degree murder after the fact in the death of 30-year-old Juan Guerra-Torres. District Judge Steven Cranfill sentenced her to 10 to 18 years in prison and gave her credit for the 18 months she has been jailed.

Hunters found Guerra-Torres’ body on Jan. 9, 2014. One hand and his other arm also had also been removed, delaying his identification.

Court records say Pedro Garcia Jr. told investigators that his sister wanted Guerra-Torres killed because he owed money to drug dealers she feared would harm the family.

John Marquez and Garcia Jr. are awaiting trial for conspiring to kill Guerra-Torres. Marquez also is charged with first-degree murder.

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