Friday, August 29, 2014

2nd sister sentenced in Michigan hit man case

Western Michigan woman sentenced to 6-30 years in prison in brother-in-law death plot
Posted on June 17, 2014 at 5:37 p.m.

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan woman has been ordered to spend 6 to 30 years in prison for plotting with her sister to have her brother-in-law killed.

Fifty-one-year-old Vickie L. Brill wept in Muskegon County Circuit Court before her sentencing Tuesday.

Brill and her 46-year-old sister Diane Hart pleaded no contest to solicitation to murder. The pleas aren’t an admission of guilt but are treated as such for sentencing.

Hart was sentenced April 28 to 6-30 years in prison. Judge William C. Marietti issued both sentences.

Authorities say the Ravenna-area sisters sought to have Hart’s husband Gene killed and met in a parking lot with an undercover state trooper.

They offered jewelry and $5,000 for the killing. The meeting was videotaped.

 FILE - In this March 14, 2014, file photo, Rosa Parks' Presidential Medal of Freedom, left, and her Congressional Gold Medal are displayed at Guernsey's auction house, in New York. Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks that have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse have been sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday, Aug. 28. Howard G. Buffett told The Associated Press that his foundation plans to give the items, which include Parks’ Presidential Medal of Freedom, to an institute he hasn’t yet selected. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Updated at 7:30 p.m.
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