PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — A 27-year-old man has pleaded guilty to murder and two lesser crimes in the December robbery and killing of an 89-year-old man.
The Kitsap Sun reports (https://goo.gl/wKsD5I ) Joshua Rodgers-Jones, alleged to have robbed the man with Robert Pry, pleaded guilty Tuesday and could be sentenced to over 37 years in prison.
Prosecutors believe Rodgers-Jones and Pry beat Robert Hood and left him tied up while going to smoke meth and attempting to steal from Hood’s bank accounts.
Hood’s body was found by authorities in a plastic barrel in north Mason County.
Pry has been sentenced to nearly 80 years in prison. Robert Davis, convicted of identity theft in the case, got over 8 years in prison. Arnold Cruz was convicted of rendering criminal assistance and removal or concealment of a body and received a 12 ½-year sentence.
The trial of the last defendant in the case — Pry’s sister, Shawna Dudley Pry, charged with accomplice to murder — is expected to begin later this year.
Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/