Patricia Burton was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charleston.
The 41-year-old North Matewan resident had pleaded guilty in 2005 to helping co-defendant Valerie Friend lure 33-year-old Carla Collins to an abandoned mobile home where Collins was beaten and shot to death. Friend pleaded guilty last October to a cocaine conspiracy charge and to witness retaliation by killing. Another co-defendant, George ‘‘Porgy’’ Lecco, was convicted in May on three murder-related counts and other charges.
Prosecutors said Lecco ordered Collins’ death to protect a drug operation.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com