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Courts and Crime
Tue July 15, 2014
Maine Woman Gets 4 Months in Murder-for-Hire Plot
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — A Maine mother of 13 authorities say tried to hire someone to kill her husband has been sentenced to four months in jail.
Wendy Farley was ordered to serve four months of a 10-year sentence after entering an Alford plea on Monday in Piscataquis County Superior Court to a charge of criminal solicitation.
An Alford plea means while she doesn't admit guilt, she acknowledges there is enough evidence to convict.
Farley's trial on the charge in March ended in a mistrial.
Prosecutors say the 48-year-old Farley, of Brownville, offered someone several thousand dollars to kill her husband of 30 years in September 2012. A cooperating witness went to police.
District Attorney Christopher Almy tells WABI-TV that Farley's husband, Luther, did not want his wife prosecuted or punished.