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La Crosse woman convicted of helping boyfriend escape murder arrest

LA CROSSE, WI (WTAQ) - A La Crosse woman has been convicted of helping her boyfriend try to escape an arrest for murder.  

23-year-old Brittany Jones struck a plea deal with prosecutors. She pleaded guilty Monday to a felony charge of harboring a felon and misdemeanor bail jumping. A charge of obstructing an officer as a repeat offender was dropped.  

Prosecutors said Jones helped 26-year-old Mitrel Anderson leave town, after he allegedly stabbed 24-year-old Demario Lee to death last June second at a downtown La Crosse convenience store. Lee was from Rockford Illinois and was in La Crosse to visit relatives.  

Anderson and Jones were arrested in Madison the next day, where police caught them leaving an apartment building.  

Jones is scheduled to be sentenced February 18th. Anderson is scheduled to have a week-long trial starting June 9th for first-degree intentional homicide.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)