One of three people charged in teen's death pleads guilty

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HOUSTON, Mo. One of three people charged in the brutal murder of a Texas County teenager will spend the next 20 years behind bars after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

Isis Schauer, 18, was originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of Joseph Steinfeld in Cabool in September. Before Steinfeld's death, she came out as transgender and went by the name Ally Steinfeld.

Wednesday Schauer pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder charge, and another four for the abandonment of a corpse charge. The sentences will run concurrently.

Two others - Andrew Vrba, 18 and Brianna Calderas, 24 - are also charged in Ally Steinfeld's murder. Court documents allege Vrba told authorities he stabbed her in a home in Cabool - then moved the body and burned it with Schauer and Calderas' help.

Vrba's next court appearance is February 5 in Crawford County, on a change of venue. Calderas has also filed for a change of venue, and her next court dates are pending.

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