Woman enters guilty plea for her role in Lexington murder case

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LEXINGTON, Neb. (KNOP) - The woman tied to a 2016 murder case in Dawson County plead guilty Friday.

Melissa Callahan appeared in court Friday morning.

The 36-year-old was originally charged as an accessory to murder in the death of 37-year-old Jose Hernandez of Lexington.

She plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of attempted tampering with physical evidence for a lesser charge.

Her sentencing is March 4 at 8:30 a.m.

Callahan is also accused of two probation violations.

Dawson County District Judge James Doyle continued her $50,000 bond.

The man convicted of killing Hernandez, Manuel Juarez Mendez, also known as Jose Regalado Mendez, will spend 40 to 45 years in prison.

He was sentenced on Monday.

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