Another man has pleaded guilty to his role in the killing of Keighley Ann Alyea.
Gerald Calbeck pleaded guilty today to charges of second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. The 20-year-old's plea follows the conviction of Alyea's ex-boyfriend, Dustin Hilt, who was sentenced to a "Hard 50," meaning he'll be locked up for 50 years without a chance of
Prior to her disappearance in the early hours of September 30, 2009, Alyea,18, reportedly confronted Hilt for
sleeping with her stepsister. Her body was
October 5 in a farm field in Cass County, Missouri. Ann Alyea was beaten so severely that her captors thought she was dead ... then they stabbed her.
Authorities say Keighley
Ann Alyea was beaten so severely that her captors thought she was dead
... then they stabbed her.
Mattox and Calbeck were accused of beating Alyea so
severely that they thought she was dead. Then they allegedly stuffed her
body in the trunk of a car and drove to
rural Cass County to dump her body. But Alyea
started hitting the
trunk and calling for help.
hearing the pounding, the men
stopped and asked her if she'd tell on them. She promised not to and
begged them to take her to a hospital. Alyea was stabbed about 30 times.
Hilt's defense attorney claimed that his client was only a witness to Alyea's
killing and that Hilt screamed at Mattox and
Calbeck to stop beating Alyea; Mattox allegedly beat Alyea with a car
jack handle. Hilt supposedly didn't tell authorities because he feared
Mattox, his cousin.
Mattox's trial is scheduled for April 4. Calbeck's sentencing is scheduled for May 4.