Teen pleads guilty to role in Pierce woman's death

Posted at 9:12 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 23:12:54-05

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- A teenager has acknowledged her role in the death of a woman who investigators say was killed by a former town board member from Pierce and a group of bikers.

Prosecutors say 19-year-old Karly Hanchett pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to commit first-degree murder and participating in a violent crime causing death. She was one of seven people charged in the September 2015 death of 34-year-old Tera Lewandowski, whose remains were found near Cheyenne, Wyoming.

According to court documents, former Pierce Town Board member Daniel Meyer told authorities he killed Lewandowski after a hit was approved by his biker gang leader over an argument about drugs.

Hanchett is accused of hitting Lewandowski in the head with an object before Meyer stabbed the woman.

Hanchett faces up to 48 years in prison.


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