Man sentenced after being linked to death of an Indianapolis woman

Stephen Jones (Provided Photo/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man linked to the death of an Indianapolis woman has been sentenced.

Stephen Jones was originally charged with the murder of Martha Cronkhite in July of 2015.

However, he took a plea for assisting a criminal, a level five felony. For that, he received a six-year sentence in the Department of Correction.

Jones has now agreed to testify against Candace Looper, who faces murder charges in Cronkhite’s death.

Police say she was found beaten, shot and in a tub in the basement of a house in the 2500 block of East 18th Street.