Woman gets jail, probation for role in man's slaying

Published: Apr. 9, 2019 at 6:46 PM CDT
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A woman accused of trying to conceal a man's slaying in Dawson County has been given jail time and probation.

Dawson County District Court records say 36-year-old Melissa Callahan, of Lexington, was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail and two years of probation. She'd pleaded guilty to attempted tampering with physical evidence, a misdemeanor. Prosecutors had lowered the charge in return for her plea.

Authorities say she helped move the body of Jose Hernandez and conceal the slaying by Jose Regalado-Mendez in October 2016. Hernandez's remains were found near a farmhouse north of Lexington weeks after his death.

Regalado-Mendez has been sentenced to 40 to 45 years in prison.

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