AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Greene man has agreed to spend 10 years in prison for his role in the 2013 death of a Lewiston man.
Nathan Morton on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit intentional murder in connection with the death of 20-year-old Romeo Parent in April 2013.
The Sun Journal reports that in exchange, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a murder charge.
The 25-year-old Morton is expected to be formally sentenced next month.
Authorities say Morton drove Parent and another man to a secluded area, where the other man stabbed and strangled Parent because he had cooperated with police and “ratted out” a co-defendant in a burglary investigation. Police say Morton then went back the next day and helped move Parent’s body to a stream in Monmouth.
Information from: Sun-Journal,