A capital murder defendant pleaded guilty today in an Upshur County Courtroom to the December kidnapping and killing of a Longview man.

Daniel Paul Jones’s was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Authorities say Jones, along with Sarah Haslam and Andrew Norwine robbed 27-year-old Ronnie Joe Gammage and later kidnapped and beat him before slicing his throat and setting him on fire. Haslam and Norwine remain in the Upshur County Jail awaiting trial.

Gammage’s body was found in late December.