2 Men plead guilty in Prescott-area killing

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Robert Hinderliter (left) and Juan Sanchez By Jennifer Thomas Robert Hinderliter (left) and Juan Sanchez By Jennifer Thomas

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- Two of four people accused in the Prescott-area stabbing death of a man whose body was burned have pleaded guilty to escape possible death sentences.
 
The Daily Courier reports that 23-year-old Robert Hinderliter and 26-year-old Juan Sanchez are to be sentenced to natural life in prison. They pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of first-degree murder and other crimes in the 2011 killing of Clifford Williamson.
 
Williamson had testified against Hinderliter in a robbery case.
 
Joseph Parsons previously admitted participating in the killing and was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison.
 
The fourth person charged in the case, 33-year-old Veronica Rutherford, awaits trial but has a settlement conference scheduled. Such conferences can be preludes to plea agreements.

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