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Simental pleads guilty to tampering with evidence in Ysasaga case

Simental pleads guilty to tampering with evidence in Ysasaga case
Published: Jul. 15, 2016 at 3:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2016 at 3:47 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Jose Simental, the man indicted for the murder of Mark Ysasaga, has now pleaded guilty to a new charge of tampering with evidence.

Simental entered the plea Friday morning. We checked court records and the tampering charge was just filed with the court Thursday.

Sentencing has not been scheduled yet.

But, it's expected to take place in the next few weeks. We spoke with the District Attorney who's waiting to comment until Simental is sentenced.

A grand jury indicted Simental for Ysasaga's murder last year. Ysasaga went missing in 2012.

Authorities discovered his remains just last year in south Lubbock County.

FULL COVERAGE of the Mark Ysasaga investigation.

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