SALLISAW — A woman accused of having a role in her husband's death in eastern Oklahoma has entered a no contest plea to being an accessory to first-degree murder.
Raelynne Simonin entered the blind plea Tuesday in the July 2011 death of her husband, 38-year-old Jack “Vince” Purselley of Gans.
The 25-year-old Simonin is one of four people charged in Purselly's death.
Simonin entered the plea as testimony was about to begin in her trial. She didn't have a plea bargain with the state.
Simonin was ordered into custody and sentencing is to be held Oct. 3.
A local newspaper reports a co-defendant, 54-year-old David Joseph Danylchuk, is to be sentenced the same day.
One other defendant has pleaded guilty and a plea agreement is pending for another.