URBANA, Ohio - Five people charged in connection to the murder and dismemberment of a woman in Urbana, Ohio, have pleaded guilty and await August sentencing dates.
Matthew Puccio, 26, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated murder and other charges and faces life in prison for stabbing, suffocating and dismembering Jessica Rae Sacco, 21, in March. Sacco’s remains were found in a bathtub in Urbana, and her limbs were dumped in Latonia Creek.
Four other people also pleaded guilty to charges related to the murder. Andrew and Kandis Forney, of Fenton, Mich., and Sharon Cook and Christopher Wright of Urbana are accused of helping Puccio to cut off or transport Sacco’s limbs to southern Ohio and Kentucky.
All five people originally pleaded not guilty but later changed their pleas.
Puccio, Andrew Forney, Cook and Wright will be sentenced Aug. 20. Kandis Forney will be sentenced Aug. 21.
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