CONCHO — William Jason White, 44, of Concho has pleaded guilty for the stabbing death of Craig James Huffman on Jan. 2, 2021, on the kitchen floor of a mobile home of persons known to both men on Apache County Road 5051.

The case had been headed to a jury trial set to begin next week on a first-degree, premeditated murder charge, carrying a possible life sentence, but the parties agreed on White pleading guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree murder that carries a range of prison sentence of between 10 and 25 years. The charges of burglary and tampering with evidence are to be dismissed.

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