Man Pleads Guilty To Covering Up Grisly Peabody Murder

SALEM (CBS) – One of the two men arrested for a grisly double murder in Peabody earlier this year is heading to prison.

Michael Hebb, 45 of Peabody, was initially charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Mark Greenlaw, 37, and his girlfriend Jennifer O’Connor, 40, back in February.

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Mark Greenlaw and Jennifer O’Connor (WBZ-TV)

In Salem Superior Court Wednesday, Hebb admitted he helped cover up O’Connor’s murder and tried to destroy evidence in the case.

O’Connor and Greenlaw were found dead in a home on Farm Avenue February 19. Their bodies had been wrapped in plastic and carpet and cans of kerosene were found in the house.

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The home where Mark Greenlaw and Jennifer O’Connor were found dead in February 2017. (Photo credit: Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

Hebb pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in O’Connor’s murder and attempted arson of a dwelling.

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Michael Hebb in Peabody District Court February 21, 2017. (WBZ-TV)

He was sentenced to six-to-seven years in prison followed by five years of probation.

“The Commonwealth dismissed the accessory after the fact of murder of Mark Greenlaw since there is a possibility that Hebb could still be charged with Greenlaw’s murder,” Carrie Kimball Monahan, a spokeswoman for the Essex County District Attorney’s Office, said in a statement.

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Wes Doughty in court February 28, 2017. (WBZ-TV)

The other man arrested in the killings, 40-year-old Wes Doughty, is charged with two counts of murder, rape, attempted arson of a dwelling, armed carjacking and kidnapping in the case.

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