Woman sentenced for helping hide victim's body

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho woman who helped her husband conceal the body of a murder victim has been sentenced to two years in prison.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 23-year-old Jennifer Dunnagan Thrasher was sentenced Monday in 1st District Court.

Thrasher was charged as an accessory to the killing of 19-year-old Michael Wyatt Smith after telling authorities she helped bury Smith's body in a makeshift grave in a remote area. Police say her now-estranged husband, 20-year-old Austin Blake Thrasher, shot and killed Smith in September 2011 in a romantic rivalry over a 16-year-old girl.

Austin Thrasher faces a first-degree murder charge, but that case is on hold while he's evaluated to determine if he's able to assist in his own defense.


Information from: Bonner County Daily Bee, http://www.bonnercountydailybee.com