Woman admits to playing role in death of West Lafayette woman

One of the people charged in the murder of a West Lafayette woman in Newton County will spend five years in prison.

Posted: Oct 8, 2019 12:29 PM

KENTLAND, Ind. (WLFI) — One of the people charged in the murder of a West Lafayette woman in Newton County will spend five years in prison.

Jasmine Parker, 35 of Kentland, pleaded guilty to assisting a criminal and being a habitual offender. 

She and four others were charged in connection with the death of Nicole Bowen. Bowen's body was found in rural Newton County in March. Police said foul play was suspected. 

Parker is sentenced to a total of five years in prison on the two charges. She's also immune from prosecution on further charges in Bowen's death.

Garrett Kirts, of Lebanon, is charged with Bowen's murder.

Related: Friend mourns loss of woman killed in Newton County

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