2015 murder suspect pleads guilty to lesser charge

2015 murder suspect pleads guilty to lesser charge

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

A suspect once considered a murder suspect pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Justin Flores, 22, had a murder charge against him dropped, and is sentenced to seven years in prison for tampering with evidence following the death of Nakasha Nolan in October 2015.

Ruben Ramos III, 23, is serving life in prison for her death.

Ramos stabbed Nolan from the backseat of a car in front of the Jackson Apartments near 45th and Ave. P, calling her a snitch.

Flores admits he moved bags that held evidence of Nolan's murder.

Video shows Flores in a clean white t-shirt while Ramos had changed his shirt, supporting Flores's claim that he didn't stab and kill the victim.

Assistant District Attorney Sunshine Stanek said the tampering charge is a better fit, to make sure justice is served.

Flores's attorney Audie Reese said his client hopes to speak with Nolan's family soon to help provide closure.

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