Second Man Pleads Guilty in Wylie Murder Case
FOLEY -- A second defendant charged in the death of Jamie Wylie has pleaded guilty.
Benton County Attorney Philip Miller says 27-year-old Travis McKinney has pleaded guilty to an amended charge of Aiding and Offender in the shooting death of Wylie.
Miller says McKinney admitted that he knew fellow defendant Joshua Smith had murdered Wylie and that he helped Smith by destroying or concealing evidence when he moved Wylie's body from one location to another in Benton County.
With McKinney's criminal history score, he faces up to 18 years in prison.
Miller says he had a lengthy conversation with Wylie's widow and she is "very satisfied" the men are being held accountable and with McKinney and Smith's pending prison sentences.
Smith is scheduled to be sentenced October 9th. McKinney is scheduled to be sentenced October 16th.
Wylie’s body was found behind a business east of St. Cloud in March 2014, after his family said they last had contact with him in December 2013.