A Cabool woman charged in the brutal murder of a teen north of Cabool in 2017 will be sentenced Wednesday.
Briana Calderas, 26, entered guilty pleas in May to lesser charges of abandonment of a corpse, concealing a felony and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. All are class E felonies. She had been charged with first-degree murder.
Calderas was among four charged in the September 2017 death of Joseph Steinfeld, 17, who went by Ally and was transitioning to female, according to relatives. A co-defendant, Andrew Vrba, is awaiting trial next year and is held in Greene County. He faces the death penalty, if convicted.
Two other persons were earlier sent to prison for their participation in the murder.
Prosecution of the case is handled by Phelps County Prosecutor Brendon Fox, in the absence of Texas County Prosecutor Parke Stevens Jr., who is serving as part of a military deployment.