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Woman pleads guilty in father's death

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SWAINSBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Samantha Scott entered a guilty plea on charges in her own father's murder. She'll go to prison with a possibility of parole. However, she must testify against her husband.

Investigators charged Samantha and Randy Scott back in May with the murder of her father, Kenneth Jones, after he'd been missing for months.

District Attorney Hayward Altman said Wednesday the Scott's were living off Jones' Social Security income and they killed him when he tried to move away from them. Altman said the Scott's buried the 75 year old in a remote family cemetery and continued to collect his checks and used his credit/debit cards.

Altman said felony murder and malice murder charges that carried life without parole sentences were dropped in agreement for her testimony against her husband.

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