Woman who bought Ebel's gun to plead guilty

DENVER - The woman who police say gave accused killer and parolee Evan Ebel the gun used to kill two people plans to plead guilty -- even though no plea agreement has been reached.

Stevie Marie Anne Vigil and her attorney, Daniel T. Smith, notified the court Thursday of her intentions.

Investigators believe Ebel used the gun Vigil gave him to murder Colorado corrections chief Tom Clements and Nathan Leon, a Denver computer technician and part-time pizza delivery driver.

Ebel is believed to have used Leon's delivery uniform to lure Clements to the door of his Monument home before shooting him dead.

Ebel died three days later in car chase and shootout with Texas law enforcement.

Even though there is no plea agreement, a guilty plea could help Vigil gain a lighter sentence. The 22-year-old woman faces a penalty of up to 10 years in federal prison for giving a felon a firearm.

Prosecutors have not indicated what sentence they'll seek. 

Ebel was wearing an ankle monitoring bracelet as part of his parole but removed it three days before Leon was gunned down.

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