By Lynne Tuohy, Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man sentenced to prison for hiding evidence and concocting an alibi for machete-wielding home invaders who killed a woman has been granted parole on one charge and will soon start serving time on a second charge.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

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The state parole board decided Thursday that 22-year-old Autumn Savoy merited parole, serving the minimum 2½ years for hindering apprehension.

WBZ-TV’s Lauren Leamanczyk reports

He starts serving another minimum 2½-year-sentence on a related charge on May 14.

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Savoy was one of five defendants in the attack and that killed Kimberly Cates of Mont Vernon in 2009.

He admitted helping convicted killers Stephen Spader and Christopher Gribble dump bloody clothing in a river just hours after Cates was hacked to death and 11-year-old Jaimie Cates was maimed.

Cates’ husband, David Cates, testified against the parole.

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