CLEMMONS, N.C. -- A house that haunted a Clemmons neighborhood is now just an empty lot. The place where Satanist Pazuzu Algarad orchestrated 2 murders and buried the bodies in the backyard, dubbed the "House of Horrors," might be gone, but what happened there won't soon be forgotten.
A judge convicted and sentenced Krystal Matlock Monday. She's one of the women who helped Algarad hide the bodies.
Attorney David Freedman says she's been remorseful and regrets not coming forward to tell authorites what pazuzu algarad and his girlfriend did prior to getting caught.
"She's accepted her responsibility for she's accepted her responsibility for what she's done."
Back in 2014 investigators found the remains of Joshua Wexler and Tommy Welch buried in Algarad's backyard. Investgiators say both men had been missing for nearly 5 years and were killed by Algarad and his girlfriend Amber Burch. Freedman says Matlock did not play a role in the killings but was responsible for helping hide the bodies and keeping it a secret.
"She was afraid of pazuzu," he explains. "It was a horrible situation, but she knows she should have come forward. But she was scared. Not an excuse, just an explanation as to why she didnt do so."
Matlock was sentenced to 38-58 months in prison, but she'll be out in less time because she's getting credit for time served. She's been in custody since 2014 and has been in the Forsyth County Detention Center for about 33 months. Freedman says she hopes to be out by Christmas, so she can hold her 2-year-old child, who was born while she was in custody, for the first time.
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Freedman also says she apologized to the families of the victims in court Monday, but they weren't there to hear her.
"She said how sorry she was. She said she knows what it's like to lose a child because she lost a young child years ago and that no one should ever have to go through that and she was very remorseful for not having come forward and exposed pazuzu much sooner than he was exposed."
Matlock is the last person to be convicted in this case. Algarad killed himself in jail before going to court and Burch is serving a more than 30 year sentence in prison.
Freedman took the case over last year after the passing of David Crawford, Matlock's original attorney. Freedman says Crawford did a lot of work for Matlock prior to reaching this plea deal.
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