Chester County Woman Pleads Guilty in Husband’s Death

A Chester County woman on Tuesday pleaded guilty to murder charges, on what would’ve been the first day of her trial. Morgan Mengel was accused of “goading” her 22-year-old lover into killing her husband, Kevin. “Authorities said she convinced her lover, 22-year-old Stephen Shappell, to beat Kevin Mengel to death with a shovel, then bury his body,” reports ABC 6. “Investigators said Kevin Mengel was beaten to death after a planned poisoning failed.” Mengel was given a life sentence; her plea came a year after a mistrial in the case. [ABC 6]