Father and daughter admit to involvement in NEK murder

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Federal court documents show a Waterford woman and her father have admitted to some role in the shooting death of a Northeast Kingdom man last month.

The documents show Krystal Whitcomb, 27, and Shawn Whitcomb, 51, admitted they were involved in planning the death of Michael Pimental. Pimental's body was found October 13th on a dirt road in Concord with multiple gunshot wounds.

The three ran a heroin operation and drug investigators had been on to them since July, even making controlled purchases. Authorities say the Whitcombs brought ammunition purchased in New Hampshire to Vermont days before Pimental was found dead.

They are both being held on federal gun and drug charges and are expected in court Friday to make a push to get into drug rehab.

So far state authorities have not filed any charges in the case.