HOUSTON (AP) - A polygamist sect leader's daughter, who was a fugitive for nearly 20 years, pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge relating to the shotgun killings in Texas of an 8-year-old girl and three sect members who had recently left the church.

Jacqueline LeBaron, who had initially faced murder and other charges, now only faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to obstruct religious beliefs.

The plea comes four days before the 45-year-old's trial was set to begin. Her defense attorney and prosecutors were not immediately available for comment.

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