LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A 20-year-old Indiana woman faces up to 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges she plotted with two other people to beat her boyfriend to death and hide his body in a shallow grave.
Carolann Clear pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit murder Friday in Tippecanoe County Superior Court, the Journal & Courier reported (http://on.jconline.com/x9x7OV ). She could be sentenced to 25 to 45 years in prison under her plea agreement.
Prosecutors agreed to drop charges of murder and criminal confinement. Sentencing is set for May 17.
In court, Clear didn't explain why she and the two men who lived with her and boyfriend Jeremy Gibson in Gibson's Lafayette apartment decided to kill the 26-year-old man. She only said that events on July 6 quickly escalated from a fight to a murder plot against Gibson.
"In the car, you heard Antonio Williams tell the victim he was going to kill him?" Prosecutor Pat Harrington asked Clear. "And Jeremy Gibson begged for his life?"