Teen who helped cover up killing of Pullman student sentenced

Teen who helped cover up killing of Pullman student sentenced

The Moscow 18-year-old convicted of trying to help cover up the killing of a Pullman high school senior has been sentenced.

Matthew McKetta was sentenced Monday to nine months in jail and credited for time already served in Latah county second district court.

Judge John Stegner also placed McKetta on five years felony probation. He pleaded guilty in January to principal to felony grand theft and concealing evidence. Three additional felonies were dropped in return for McKetta’s guilty pleas.

McKetta helped 17-year-old Keagan Tennant try to hide the body of 18-year-old Tim Reeves. Tennant shot and killed Reeves while the teens were engaged in gun play during a camping trip near Troy last summer.

Tennant and McKetta fled the area after carjacking a vehicle at gunpoint in Moscow. They were arrested a few days later in Curlew, Washington.

Tennant was sentenced last month and remains in custody. McKetta was released from jail following Monday’s sentencing.