A man who admitted to helping his brother dispose of the bodies of a Burnaby woman and her husband in Washington state has been given a 14 month prison sentence.
Tony Reed was sentenced for his part in the 2016 deaths of Monique Patenaude and Patrick Shunn.
His brother John is still facing murder charges; Snohomish County chief criminal deputy Craig Matheson says the trial is still several months away.
“He is in custody here in the county jail, he is pending trial on September 20. Hopefully that’s a realistic date, but we’ll see.”
He says the Reed brothers had both fled to Mexico before Tony later turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Matheson recounted how the victims’ bodies were disposed of and discovered.
“Their bodies were taken and buried in a clear cut area in the wilderness a short distance away, buried underneath a root ball that had been blown over in a windstorm and the area was camouflaged. They were there for the better part of six weeks before Tony was brought back from Mexico and led authorities to the grave site.”
Reed’s brother John has pleaded not guilty; as part of his plea deal with prosecutors, Tony will be testifying against his brother in September.