Emanuel Co. woman pleads guilty in father's death

Emanuel Co. woman pleads guilty in father's death

SWAINSBORO, GA (WFXG) - An Emanuel County woman was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the murder of her father.

Samantha Janes Scott pleaded guilty to the charge of felony murder in the death of her 75-year-old father, Kenneth Wiley Janes, according to the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office.

Samantha Scott and her husband, Randy Scott, are accused of killing Janes and burying his body in a makeshift grave at the Scott family cemetery.

The Scotts were living off Janes' Social Security income, District Attorney Hayward Altman said Wednesday. They killed Janes when he tried to move away from them.

A judge sentenced Samantha Scott to life in prison with a minimum of 30 years before the possibility of parole.

As part of Samantha Scott's plea agreement, she will testify against her husband at his trial for felony murder in January.

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