It was the damage to that fence that led authorities to Hilliard, but the search for him didn't end until Christmas Day, when he turned himself in.
He faces a possible sentence of three to 15 years in prison on the manslaughter charge when he next comes before Bloom on April 18.
Assistant Prosecutor Fred Giggenbach told the judge that as part of Hilliard's guilty plea he has agreed to cooperate and give testimony about Williams and the other men involved that night.
Giggenbach asked Hilliard if Williams had done anything to cover up the murder.
"He disposed of the shell casings," Hilliard said, adding that each of the men was armed. "He gave me a towel with bleach to wipe the car out."
"What happened to all the guns?" Giggenbach asked him.
"In the river," Hilliard said. "One was sold."
"What happened to the third gun?" Giggenbach asked.
"I don't know," he responded.
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