A Greeley man is now facing up to 48 years in prison following his involvement in a 2017 murder.

During his court appearance on Wednesday, 24-year-old Aaron Hoult plead guilty to one count of murder in the second degree, for the role he played in the death of his grandfather's friend, Jose Pacheco. Pacheco was found dead in a detached garage at his residence on 11th Street, on August 16, 2017. It appeared he had been stabbed to death, however fire fighters initially responded to the scene after receiving a call about the garage being on fire.

Photo courtesy of Weld County District Attorney

Hoult has a sentencing hearing scheduled for 4 p.m. on June 5. As part of his plea agreement, Hoult is facing 30 to 48 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.