- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Philadelphia homicide detective has pleaded guilty to helping his girlfriend flee arrest in the 2013 slaying of her former lover.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/2p4DVnP ) reports that 44-year-old Ronald Dove pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy, lying to authorities and evidence-tampering. He was sentenced to 30 days in prison followed by three years’ probation.

Police said Erica Sanchez called him after stabbing Cesar Vera in September 2013 outside a north Philadelphia after-hours club. They said Dove helped her get rid of her car before taking her to an upstate New York hotel room, but confessed to investigators several weeks later.

Thirty-six-year-old Sanchez pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in November and is awaiting sentencing. Prosecutors said her testimony was to be used against Dove, whose trial was to begin Wednesday.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com


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