6:45 P.M. (MST)
Thursday afternoon in Yuma Superior Court, 24-year-old Brandi Michalski pleaded guilty to one count of hindering prosecution in the first degree for role in the murder of Wellton native Chrystal Figueroa.
During the change of plea hearing the court dismissed two other charges against her in exchange for the guilty plea.
The charges stem from an incident that began in the early hours of March 22, 2013.
According to a police investigation, Michalski was with the 28-year-old Figueroa and several others the night she was killed.
Michalski and another woman were dropped off by suspected killer Jose Jimenez and others before they drove to the citrus grove in what would be Figueroa's last night alive.
Prosecutors said in court back in March that although Michalski didn't kill the 29-year-old mother of three, she did hinder prosecution.
They also said she tampered with evidence tied to the murder.
That same morning police say Michalski was in a black SUV with Jimenez and others tied to the crime when they were involved in a crash near downtown Yuma.
The suspects fled the scene, hiding weapons used in the killing that were in the car.