Central Illinois woman pleads guilty to concealing homicide

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EUREKA - Authorities say a central Illinois woman has pleaded guilty to concealing a homicide and mutilating a human body in connection with the 2013 death of a farmer.

Vishawn Mills, 25, entered her plea on Tuesday.  In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop three counts of first-degree murder.

Authorities say the charges stem from the slaying of 74-year-old Oakley Mitchell in August 2013.  Prosecutors say Mitchell was shot, with his body being burned and dumped into the Mackinaw River afterwards.  Rayshawn Johnson, Mills' boyfriend, received a 50-year prison sentence for murder in the case.

Under the plea agreement that was reached with prosecutors, Mills could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.  She is scheduled to be sentenced on March 3.
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