Suspect in murder-for-hire plot pleads guilty; will testify

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CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – One of three men accused in a murder-for-hire plot in Douglas County pleaded guilty to lesser charges Friday in exchange for testifying against the other three defendants.

Micah Woody pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit first degree murder and faces the possibility of 48 years in prison.

Prosecutors dropped 17 other charges.

Christopher Wells, Matthew Plake and Josiah Sher are still awaiting trial for the Feb. 2011 murders of Amara Wells, Christopher Wells’ estranged husband, and Bob Rafferty, Amara Wells’ brother-in-law.

Both were found shot, stabbed and burned inside Rafferty's home in Keene Ranch.

Prosecutors say Christopher Wells offered the other defendants $15,000 to carry out the slayings.

All four defendants worked at Rocky Mountain Auto Brokers in Colorado Springs.

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