Va. woman admits to concealing stepsister’s body

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A woman has admitted helping cover up the slaying of her stepsister in Richmond.

Forty-year-old Yvette Hairston pleaded guilty Wednesday in Richmond Circuit Court to concealing a dead body.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1xAPqxi) reports a judge then sentenced her to the maximum five years in prison but suspended all but five months of that.

Hairston also was ordered to make restitution of $2,200 to help cover the burial costs for 20-year-old Samantha Myers.

Police found Myers’ body stuff in a drain pipe in a ravine March 24. She had been struck in the head with a hammer.

Jamarr Hursey agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in the case in return for a 20-year sentence. His girlfriend, Selena Y. Hairston, was sentenced to 17 years on the same charge.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

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