ASHLAND – An Ashland teenager who was accused in the strangulation and stabbing death of his friend’s mother pleaded guilty today, November 25, to murder and conspiracy to commit murder
William Smith, who was 15 at the time of the April 22, 2018, death of Kimberly Mironovas, was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
Smith and Kimberly Mironovas’s son, Lukas Mironovas, 16, were charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder, while a third teen involved in the incident, Thomas “TJ” Severance, 13 at the time of the murder, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
In April, Severance pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge and has been committed to the Creek Youth Development Center until he is 21 years old.
Lukas Mironovas waived his right to argue he should be tried as a juvenile as part of a plea agreement with state prosecutors and approved by a judge in September.
He agreed if he is indicted by the grand jury, he would plead guilty to charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. An agreement has him to serve a minimum of 25 years to a maximum of 35 years in jail.
Mironovas, 47, was killed in Litchfield, Maine. She had moved to Maine in 2017, after selling her condo in Ashland and has enrolled in a cosmetology school.