SCRANTON, Pa. — Three people who authorities allege strangled a Pennsylvania man suffering from a suspected overdose and dumped his body over an embankment have pleaded guilty.
The Times-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2usKGzX ) 23-year-old Preston Layfield pleaded guilty Wednesday to third-degree murder while 23-year-old Tyler Mirabelli and 21-year-old Amanda Wayda each pleaded guilty to third-degree murder as an accomplice.
Layfield previously testified 21-year-old Joshua Rose began to suffer from a suspected overdose in a Scranton home in August, but Wayda didn’t want to call 911 because she had outstanding warrants.
Police say a plastic bag was placed over Rose’s head, then he was strangled with jumper cables and dumped down an embankment.
The three face up to 40 years in prison.
Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/