BARRE, Vt. (AP) – A man charged as an accessory after the fact in the slaying of an alleged drug dealer is going to prison.

Jonathan Whalley, 35, who tipped police to the 2006 killing of James Saunders, was sentenced to 2-to-10 years Friday after agreeing to testify against co-defendants Joshua Darling and Leodor Rousseau.

Saunders, 33, was beaten to death after he allegedly stole drugs from another man. His body was found in a shallow grave in Vershire.

Whalley, who fled the country after his arrest and was featured on “America’s Most Wanted,” turned himself into the U.S. embassy in Mexico in April and was returned to Vermont to face charges.


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