William York Sentenced to Life for Murder of Cory Coyner

William York was sentenced to life plus 18 years after being convicted at trial of first-degree murder, conspiracy and tampering with evidence. Prosecutors said that York and Steve Swayne together planned to kill 32-year-old Cory Coyner, but that York was the one who pulled the trigger. Swayne pleaded to second-degree murder and conspiracy, and is serving a 12-year sentence. A third person who was charged in the case, Michele Freer, pleaded guilty in February to two counts of tampering with evidence in an agreement that required her to testify for the state. She was sentenced to five years of probation.