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Woman convicted of helping kill cousin's ex-boyfriend


March 22, 2019

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman has been convicted of helping to kill her cousin's ex-boyfriend whose body was found inside a burning home near Lawrence.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 38-year-old Christina Towell, of Leavenworth, pleaded no contest Thursday to felony first-degree murder in the November 2017 death of 34-year-old Joel Wales. Other charges, including burglary and arson, were dropped as part of the plea. Her cousin, Tria Evans, was convicted earlier of murder and other charges.

Evans and Wales had a child together and a history of domestic disputes. Prosecutors say te...

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