Girlfriend of man charged with killing parents pleads guilty

Jennifer Valiante is arraigned in Bridgeport Superior Court, in Bridgeport, Conn., Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. Valiante is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the deaths of Jeanette and Jeffrey Navin. Their son, Kyle Navin, has been arrested for their murders. (Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The girlfriend of a Connecticut man charged with killing his parents for threatening to cut him out of their will has plead guilty to related charges.

33-year-old Jennifer Valiante appeared in court Friday, where she plead guilty to hindering prosecution. She had been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

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Prosecutors allege she knew about or helped Kyle Navin plan the murders of his parents, Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin, whose bodies were found in Weston in October 2015 about two months after they disappeared. They had been shot. Navin is being held on $2.5 million bond while he awaits trial.

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FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, Kyle Navin, charged with killing his parents, appears at a presentment at the Fairfield County Courthouse in Bridgeport, Conn. Navin’s charge of murdering his parents was among the top stories in Connecticut for 2015. (Autumn Driscoll/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)

Related: Connecticut man accused of killing parents pleads not guilty

Police say Valiante’s fingerprint was found on a checkbook belonging to the Navins.

She has denied knowing about the killings.


Information from: Hartford Courant,

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