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A woman from Surrey Township in Clare County is going to jail in connection with the death of her father.


Court officials say Angela Hempel agreed to a plea deal and plead guilty to lying to a peace officer, concealing the death of an individual, and being an accessory to a felony after the fact.


Last May the body of Hempel's father, Leonard Hempel, was found by friends and family in the backyard of the house where he lived with Angela and her boyfriend James Kuhns.


Both Kuhns and Angela Hemple were charged with open murder.


She was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail and five years of probation. Kuhns is scheduled for a preliminary exam in October.



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