Last 2 plead in Pa. disabled woman's torture
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The last suspects in the torture killing of a mentally challenged Pennsylvania woman have pleaded guilty.
On Thursday 39-year-old Robert Masters and 30-year-old Peggy Miller pleaded guilty in the death of 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty.
Daugherty was held captive in February 2010 and tortured over two days before she was fatally stabbed in an apartment about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. Masters and Miller were among six roommates in the apartment.
The two men who actually killed Daugherty, Ricky Smyrnes and Melvin Knight, are on death row for first-degree murder. Smyrnes' girlfriend at the time, Angela Marinucci is serving a life sentence for the same charge.
Authorities say Masters and Miller played a lesser role in Daugherty's death, but didn't help her escape when they had the chance.