- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Two eastern Pennsylvania men have pleaded guilty to homicide, arson and other charges in the death of an intellectually disabled woman who was stabbed, doused in gasoline and set on fire in a wildlife preserve.

Adam Lynch and Ryan Schannauer were immediately sentenced Monday to life in prison plus 20 to 40 years after pleading guilty to all charges in the death last December of 23-year-old Ashley Kline.

Prosecutors had filed paperwork to seek the death penalty against the 21-year-old Lynch and the 19-year-old Schannauer. Prosecutors reached a plea agreement after consulting with Kline’s father.

State police say Lynch and Schannauer picked Kline up from her Robesonia home and drove to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Clay Township, Lancaster County. Hikers found her stabbed and burned body.


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