LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Louisa County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office says a fifth person has been convicted in connection with a 2017 murder.

According to a release, Stephen Phillips was convicted Friday as an accessory after the fact in the murder of Sean Houchens on Sept. 1, 2017.

In January 2019, Clifford "Peter" Wood III was convicted of first-degree murder in the case.

“We are glad that Sean Houchens family now has closure as every person that assisted Clifford Wood, either before, during, or after the murder, has been held accountable," said Commonwealth's Attorney Rusty McGuire. "Most of Clifford Wood’s family are now felons. That fact will not bring Sean back, but we hope it sends the message that all individuals involved in violent crimes, whether they commit them or assist the perpetrator, will be held accountable.”

The release says Phillips dated one of Clifford's daughters at some point.

Three other people have also been convicted in this case, Clifford's wife Wendy Wood, Clifford's son Brandon Wood and Justin Peters, another former boyfriend of one of Clifford's daughters.

All three were convicted as accessories after the fact in the case.

Evidence presented during Clifford's trial established that on Sept. 1, 2017, he was agitated with his mistress and sent her intimidating text messages about men at her residence.

Around 1:40 a.m. that day, he drove to that residence with Brandon, Phillips and Peters where Clifford confronted Houchens.

Clifford pulled out a .45 caliber Glock pistol and shot Houchens four times, and then the men left the scene.

The pistol and a phone were discarded in a cornfield in Hanover County, and then Clifford's car was abandoned at a hotel in Doswell.

Clifford then fled to Tennessee with his wife, who had picked him and the others up at the Doswell hotel and then driven them all to Tennessee.

The suspects avoided capture for 10 days before they were arrested.

While Clifford was convicted of first-degree murder, the others were all charged as accessories for their involvement in helping him escape.

The release says there was no allegation that any of the other defendants knew Clifford intended to kill Houchens.

“While the COVID pandemic delayed justice, this final conviction brings an end to the ordeal that the family of Sean Houchens has had to endure for the past several years," said Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Wood (no relation to any of the defendants). "We’re grateful for the assistance of the many agencies who aided in bringing justice to the Houchens family and work tirelessly to ensure the safety of the Commonwealth.”

Phillips was the final defendant in the case to stand trial.

Multiple agencies were involved in this case, including the Louisa County Sheriff's Office, the Prince William County Police Department, the Hanover County Sheriff's Office, the Virginia State Police, the U.S. Marshal's Service, the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, and the Carter County, Tennessee District Attorney's Office.