- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Kanawha County woman will spend five years in a state correctional facility after prosecutors say she disposed of evidence and lied to police investigating a slaying last year on Magic Island.

The Charleston Daily Mail (https://bit.ly/1Hxyblo ) reports 22-year-old Erica Lynn Cogar was one of three people charged in the death of 51-year-old Martin Snodgrass. Snodgrass’ body was found after he went to pick up aluminum cans last July.

Officials say 20-year-old Anthony Harriman pleaded guilty earlier this month to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 40 years. A third suspect, 27-year-old John Michael Thurmond, pleaded guilty to being an accessory to murder and will be sentenced June 8.

Authorities say all three were homeless and had a loose association with each other by staying together near the Kanawha River.

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Information from: Charleston Daily Mail, https://www.charlestondailymail.com

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