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Wife of man convicted in Graham killings pleads guilty

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Associated Press - March 8, 2008 4:15 PM ET

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - The wife of a man convicted of killing a Graham couple in November has pleaded guilty to the crime of rendering criminal assistance.

Jennifer Tavares was sentenced to a year in jail by Judge Vicki Hogan in Pierce County Superior Court on Friday.

Tavares admitted to lying to authorities to protect her husband, Daniel Tavares, who pleaded guilty in February to aggravated murder. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Jennifer Tavares also admitted to driving her husband to Point Defiance so he could dispose of the murder weapon.

Daniel Tavares killed his neighbors, Brian and Beverly Mauck, in November in a dispute over $50. He had been released in July from prison in Massachusetts after serving 15 years for manslaughter in the stabbing death of his mother. He moved to Washington to marry a prison pen pal.

Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com

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