Mendenhall expected to change plea of beating death of Elk City woman

GRANGEVILLE, ID - A woman accused of beating her friend to death is expected to change her plea this Monday.

Tara Mendenhall previously plead not guilty to second degree murder charges for the death of Lora Vandenberg.

Investigators said Mendenhall beat Vandenberg to death on September 24th over a walkman. If Mendenhall pleads guilty on Monday as expected, the murder charge will be changed to voluntary manslaughter.

We'll continue to keep you updated on this case.