A suspect originally charged with accessory to first-degree murder in the 2016 homicide of a 91-year-old Shawnee woman has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

A suspect originally charged with accessory to first-degree murder in the 2016 homicide of a 91-year-old Shawnee woman has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Dustin Cole Younger, 27, appeared in Pottawatomie County District Court and entered a guilty plea to the amended charge of accessory to burglary in the first degree.

He received a sentence of seven years with the Department of Corrections, which runs concurrently with another felony, receiving some credit for time served in jail since Oct. 25, 2016.

Younger was originally charged with the accessory to murder count in the death of 91-year-old Florence Fife.

She was stabbed to death in her Shawnee home in the 1200 block of East Main on Oct. 22, 2016.

Shawnee Police Detective Jason Crouch said Fife was found dead in her home about 9 p.m. that Saturday evening after relatives who help care for her became concerned when they couldn’t reach her by phone.

Crouch, who said there were signs of forced entry, confirmed Fife was stabbed in the neck and that her home had been ransacked during the burglary of her home.

Shawnee police investigated the case and within days tracked down and arrested three suspects — two were arrested on first-degree murder complaints and Younger was jailed on the accessory complaint.

Johnny C. Henson II, 38, and Joseph D. Langford III, 39, were both charged with first-degree murder in Fife's death.

Henson and Langford have both been sentenced to service life in prison without the possibility of parole

Fife, who was born in West Virginia, made Shawnee her home in 1990.

According to obituary information, during World War II, Fife worked in the Pentagon for the War Department and her job was to keep the European Theater supplied with what was needed for guns, tanks and ammo.

She met her husband, John W. Fife, while he was on military leave before going to Europe. They corresponded during the war and married in 1945. They lived in Texas for 35 years and then moved to the Tulsa area in 1980. They retired to Shawnee in 1990 and made their home here; he preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter, her siblings and many other family members and friends.

Langford is being held at a DOC facility, while Henson and Younger remain jailed until transfer in the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center.