PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty for her role in the shooting death of a truck driver in Missouri.
Dana Tutor, of Pontotoc, Mississippi, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the September 2008 death of Valentin Kirilchuk at a rest area in northwest Missouri.
Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd says the shooting of Kirilchuck, an immigrant from Ukraine, was part of a crime spree by Tutor and her boyfriend, John Hughes, who wanted to emulate notorious criminals Bonnie and Clyde.
Zahnd said Tutor persuaded Kirilchuk to follow her into the rest stop, where Hughes shot him.
Hughes pleaded guilty in 2010 to first-degree murder and other charges. He is serving a life term for fatally stabbing a man in Ohio days before he shot Kirilchuk.