Friend Admits To Helping Teen Dispose of Slain Girlfriend’s Body
SALEM, Mass. (AP) _ A friend of the teen-ager convicted last month of stabbing his 14-year-old girlfriend to death has admitted helping the boy conceal the victim’s body.
Michael Maillet, 20, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of being an accessory after the fact of murder for helping Jamie Fuller dispose of Amy Carnevale’s body in August 1991, said Stephen O’Connell, a spokesman for the Essex County district attorney.
Superior Court Judge Patti Saris sentenced Maillet to two years; he will have to serve at least a year before being eligible for parole. Maillet, of Salem, made the admission as part of a plea bargain, said O’Connell.
Police found Carnevale’s body in a pond near a school in Beverly five days after the murder. It was wrapped in plastic and weighted with cinder blocks.
O’Connell said prosecutors agreed to a plea bargain because Maillet came forward and told police what had happened after authorities had searched fruitlessly for the girl.
Fuller, who admitted the killing but claimed he was driven to it by steroid and alcohol abuse, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole. He was 16 at the time of the slaying.