A Kingman man who killed a transient from Phoenix with four blows to the head with a hatchet entered a plea agreement Thursday. 29-year-old Joshua McCoy is being convicted of second degree murder in the July, 2015 death of Gregory Godsil.
Deputy police chief Rusty Cooper said that the deadly violence occurred as McCoy was trying to evict Godsil from his home in the 3100 block of Prescott Avenue. He said that the victim’s body was found wrapped in plastic in the garage and that McCoy had planned to bury the body under the porch.
McCoy told the Court Thursday that he agreed that the victim use his garage to work, but that he was trying to evict him after learning that Godsil was living there.
Terms of the deal require imposition of a 10-13 year prison term at sentencing scheduled March 9.