A Minneapolis woman pleaded guilty on Monday to helping her father dispose of a body of a woman he killed.
Rachel Lee Thompson, 26, made the plea on the day her trial was scheduled to begin. Her father, Walter Thompson III, who had a long history of domestic abuse, was sentenced late last year to nearly 34 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Nerissa Shaw.
According to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman:
Walter Thompson asked his daughter to visit him on Sept. 12, 2013. When she arrived, her father, who seemed depressed and had a swollen hand, asked her to bring him a large container.
A couple of days after she brought him a container, her father called and asked her and her aunt to come to the apartment. When they arrived, Walter Thompson loaded a heavy and foul-smelling container into his daughter’s car and they drove to St. Louis Park, where the body was found two days later behind a business.
Rachel Thompson is expected to be sentenced on March 4 and is expected to receive a sentence of probation.
Mary Lynn Smith