- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A 35-year-old woman and her 37-year-old husband have been sentenced to prison for their roles in helping a suspect flee after authorities say he shot a Sioux City police officer.

Evette Morris-Hernandez was sentenced to a little more than 3 years in prison and her husband, Esteban Hernandez, was sentenced to six months in prison on Tuesday. Both had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy.

Prosecutors say they were two of eight people who helped 24-year-old Jamal Dean flee the city after shooting Sioux City police Officer Kevin McCormick during a traffic stop on April 29, 2013. The other six people involved in the incident have been charged and sentenced.

Dean was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder.


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