Wife Guilty of Obstructing Justice in Husbands Stomping Homicide Case
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — The wife of a Hamilton man charged with stomping another man to death a year ago has pleaded guilty to obstructing justice and possessing methamphetamine.
The Ravalli Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1DtXZzf ) 29-year-old Candace E. Sullivan entered her plea earlier this month under an agreement that calls for a 5-year sentence with the Department of Corrections. Sentencing is set for April 9.
Richard Sullivan is charged with beating and stomping 25-year-old Robert Thaut in his home. His deliberate homicide trial is set to start on April 24.
Prosecutors say Sullivan and his wife had been drinking at Thaut's house on Jan. 29, 2014, when Sullivan became angry because Thaut smelled his wife's hair.
An autopsy found Thaut suffered blunt-force trauma to his abdomen up to two hours before a 911 call was made and could have survived with prompt medical attention.