Man Sentenced For Covering Up Death of Woman Killed in McKenzie County

One of two men accused of covering up the murder of a woman killed in McKenzie County has been sentenced for the crime. 

The body of Lindsay White was found in a tree row area on July 20th. An exact time of death for White has not been disclosed.

Damian Carrillo  pled guilty to the charge of hindering law enforcement for his role in covering up her death. Carrillo drove Jonah Hendricks, the man police believe killed White, to the scene of the shooting and helped Hendricks move her body.

Carrillo said in court he didn't report the crime because Hendricks threatened him at gunpoint and he feared for his life. Some time after White's death, Carrillo was shot and injured in a drive-by shooting believed to have been carried out by Hendricks. Carrillo fled the vehicle after being shot and was later located by law enforcement. 

"Your honor, I feel bad for what happened that night. It was so tragic. I had never seen or experienced anything like that. I froze and couldn't stop it from happening," Carrillo said as he read from a prepared statement in the courtroom.

The judge sentenced Carrillo to three years in prison.

Hendricks, the man believed to have committed the murder of White and to have injured Carrillo, later shot and killed himself. 

A second man, Ralph Broxson, is also charged with hindering law enforcement in the case. He is due in court next week. 

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