Woman pleads guilty in murder of roommate, husband tampered with evidence

Posted: January 26, 2018 at 11:45 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- A married couple pleaded guilty in separate courtrooms Friday to charges related to their roommate being fatally strangled.

Plea bargain

A negotiated agreement between a criminal defendant and a prosecutor in which the defendant agrees to plead “guilty” or “no contest” to some crimes in return for reduction of the severity of the charges, dismissal of some of the charges, or some other benefit to the defendant. A defendant must uphold his or her end of the deal, such as pleading guilty on a particular date, cooperating in the investigation of another offense, or testifying against a co-defendant or the plea bargain may be revoked.

Source: uslegal.com

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