Myrtle Beach woman pleads to lesser charge in man's death

Chesterfield, SC - CHESTERFIELD, SC (AP) - A Myrtle Beach woman charged with murder in the death of a man three years ago has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Jacqueline Highberger, 49, of Myrtle Beach pleaded guilty in Chesterfield to failure to report a crime.

Prosecutor Kernard Redmond says Highberger was sentenced to six years in prison.

The body of Thomas Turner Sartor, 52, of Myrtle Beach was found in 2007 Chesterfield County, buried beneath an artificial Christmas tree. Sartor had last been seen umpiring a baseball game in Spartanburg.

Prosecutors say Highberger and John Franklin Jackson, 54, had gone to Spartanburg with Sartor.

Jackson pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter last month and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

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