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Krista Dittmeyer Murder: Anthony Papile To Plead Guilty In Maine Mom's Death

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Police say Krista Dittmeyer was a 20-year-old drug dealing mom who was lured to her death by three men out to steal her stash.

Now, 13 months after her death, one of those men has agreed to plead to charges in her killing.

On April 22, 2011, Dittmeyer's car was found running in the parking lot of a New Hampshire ski resort with her 14-month-old daughter, Aliyah, in the back seat. The Maine woman's body was recovered three days later from a pond about a quarter of a mile from the car, the Associated Press reported.

"She's very lovable, very outgoing," Dittmeyer's mother, LaNell Shackley, told NBC's "Today" show before her daughter's body was recoverd.

"I've asked all of her friends, and they tell me the same thing," Shackley said. "They don't know who would want to do something to hurt her."

Unbeknownst to Shackley, though, there were people who wanted something from her daughter, police are now saying.

Dittmeyer was living with her boyfriend, Aliyah's father, when he was arrested for cocaine trafficking in 2010, and he was still behind bars at the time of her death. It appears Dittmeyer had turned to similar work in his absence, in a move that ultimately led to her death.

Much like Mary Louise Parker's character Nancy Botwin on "Weeds," the young mother had turned to the world of drugs and was killed as part of an attempt to rob her, the Daily Mail reported.

According to the Associated Press, Dittmeyer was allegedly called to a friend's apartment for a drug deal, then ambushed and struck with a rubber club.

Anthony Papile, Michael Petelis and Trevor Ferguson were arraigned in Ossineke, N.H., in connection with the robbery and killing. Papile and Petelis bound her with duct tape and put her in the trunk of her own car, according to the criminal complaint.

Papile allegedly drove Dittmeyer's car to the Cranmore Mountain ski area parking lot and put Dittmeyer in the pond. Ferguson agreed to give Papile a ride to his home from the ski area in exchange for money and drugs.

Papile, 28, of Ossipee, was charged with second-degree murder. Petelis, 28, and Ferguson, 23, of Tamworth, were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.

On Wednesday, the New Hampsire attorney general told the Associated Press that Papile would plead guilty in the case, though he did not specify to what charge he would do so.

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