OZARK, Mo. – A 30-year-old woman from Republic has been sentenced to life in prison plus 40 years on the 2014 homicide of a Marshfield man she believed had informed authorities of her drug activity.
Online court records show that Circuit Judge Robert Carter on Monday sentenced Gabriella Shields to life on a charge of first-degree murder and 40 years for armed criminal action. She had pleaded guilty to the charges in April.
Younes, of Marshfield, was found shot to death on June 6, 2014 in the Mark Twain National Forest near Chadwick, Missouri.
Shields, 27, was charged on September 17, 2015, in Christian County, Missouri with one count of 1st Degree Murder, and one count of Armed Criminal Action.
Shields was arrested a week later by U.S. Marshals at a hotel in Tennessee.
Co-defendant Timothy Murray, 30, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on a charge of second-degree murder and 10 years on a charge of armed criminal action.
Albert Romero, pleaded guilty last week to first-degree murder and armed criminal action. He received sentences of life in prison sentence and a 10-year sentence, to be served concurrently.