SEATTLE — Tony Reed pleaded guilty Friday to helping bury the bodies and hide the vehicles of a slain Arlington couple in April so that his older brother, John Reed, could escape the police.
Tony Reed pleaded guilty in Snohomish County Superior Court to two counts of felony rendering criminal assistance.
Sentencing is set for Aug. 29.
Defense attorney James Kirkham said earlier that Tony Reed would enter the pleas as part of an agreement that included a sentencing range of 12 to 14 months. The maximum penalty for each count is 10 years in prison.
Murder charges against him were dropped on Tuesday after authorities said further investigation revealed Tony Reed was not present when Monique Patenaude and her husband, Patrick Shunn, were killed by his brother, John Reed. The two were shot to death about April 11.
Tony Reed turned himself in at the U.S.-Mexico border last month and led authorities to the couple’s grave. The two were former neighbors of his brother John Reed, who remains at large and is believed to be in Mexico.