Confession to Murder

In a Taylor County court Wednesday, 24-year old Tammy Armstrong gave up her right to a trial and pleaded guilty to the murder of her boyfriend, 34-year old John Maier.

Armstrong admitted to the court that she murdered, mutilated and tried to hide the body of John Maier nearly seven months ago. But prosecutors say Tammy Armstrong may not have acted alone in dismembering and getting rid of Maier's body.

"Ms. Armstrong has insisted from the beginning that there was a co-conspirator who helped her with the mutilation and hiding of John Maier's body; however, she has not to date told us who that individual is. We're hoping with the enter of these pleas she will be able to give that information and law enforcement will be able to verify that," according to the Taylor County District Attorney Mara Johnston.

Based on Armstrong's pleas, she faces a sentence of up to 100 years, but all of that time may not be spent behind bars.

The state recommends that she spend 35 years in prison and 55 years under extended supervision.

A judge at her next court appearance will make a final decision on her sentence.


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