Second man pleads guilty to murdering 89-year-old Silverdale man during robbery
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A 27-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and two lesser crimes in the December robbery and killing of 89-year-old Robert Hood.
The Kitsap Sun reports (https://goo.gl/wKsD5I ) Joshua Rodgers-Jones, alleged to have robbed Hood with Robert Pry, could be sentenced to over 37 years in prison.
Investigators allege the group of meth users believed Hood had about $1 million saved in bank accounts.
Prosecutors believe Rodgers-Jones and Pry beat Hood and left him tied up while going to smoke meth and attempting to steal from Hood’s bank accounts.
Hood’s body was found by authorities in a plastic barrel in north Mason County.
Pry has been sentenced to nearly 80 years in prison.
Robert Davis, convicted of identity theft in the case, got over 8 years in prison. Arnold Cruz was convicted of rendering criminal assistance and removal or concealment of a body and received a 12 ½-year sentence.
The trial of the last defendant in the case — Pry’s sister, Shawna Dudley Pry, charged with accomplice to murder — is expected to begin later this year.