Jose Cruz Flores pleaded guilty Monday to failure to report a death and destruction of evidence in connection with the murder of Selena Thomas last summer.
The body of the 37-year-old Nampa woman was recovered from a field near Melba on Aug. 22.
In May, Thomas’ boyfriend, Alfredo M. Martinez, pleaded guilty to murdering Thomas. He told police he struck her with a hammer and pushed her into a dresser during an altercation.
Prosecutors said Martinez enlisted the help of Flores, his nephew, and others to get rid of the body. They dug a makeshift grave in the area of Can-Ada Road south of Melba.
Flores will be sentenced at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 14 before Judge Thomas Ryan at the Canyon County Courthouse in Caldwell.
Two others were accused of aiding Martinez were Daniel Francisco Sena and Jorge Luis Garcia. They were both charged with failure to notify of a death and destruction of evidence.
Sena pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go to trial at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 25. He will be in court for a pre-trial conference Aug. 10.
Garcia pleaded not guity and is scheduled to go to trial 9 a.m. Sept. 14.