Should this woman spend the rest of her life in prison?
Woman Sentenced To Life In Prison For Hiring Hit Man To Kill Husband
A Maryland woman who says she hired a hitman to kill her husband because would have otherwise killed her first has been sentenced to life in prison.
via Huffington Post
A White Marsh woman will spend the rest of her life in prison for hiring a hit man to kill her husband — a man she has insisted subjected her to years of abuse.
A judge handed down the sentence Monday after jurors rejected Karla Porter’s claim of self-defense and convicted her in August of first-degree murder. Prosecutors have disputed the allegations of abuse by William “Ray” Porter, arguing that she concocted them to justify a cold-blooded murder.
“The evidence at the trial was very clear. Every story that she told about these acts of alleged abuse we completely disproved,” Deputy State’s Attorney John Cox said Monday.
But Porter’s defense team still tried to secure a lighter sentence by arguing that her husband would have killed her if she had not acted first. In one incident, her defense said, Ray Porter pointed a gun at his wife, threatened to kill her and told her, “Not one person is going to miss you.”
It’s a little difficult to form a concrete opinion about the outcome of this case without knowing all of the facts, like what exactly this woman said that made the court question the validity of her abuse allegations, but it does seem crazy that she’d be sentenced to life in prison either way. What’s your take on this, Bossip fam?
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