- Associated Press - Thursday, August 10, 2017

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Three people who authorities allege strangled a Pennsylvania man suffering from a suspected overdose and dumped his body over an embankment have pleaded guilty.

The Times-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2usKGzX ) 23-year-old Preston Layfield pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree murder while 23-year-old Tyler Mirabelli and 21-year-old Amanda Wayda each pleaded guilty to third-degree murder as an accomplice.

Layfield previously testified 21-year-old Joshua Rose began to suffer from a suspected overdose in a Scranton home in August, but Wayda didn’t want to call 911 because she had outstanding warrants.

Police say a plastic bag was placed over Rose’s head, then he was strangled with jumper cables and dumped down an embankment.

The three face up to 40 years in prison.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/

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