Wife Takes Stand In Hit-Man Case

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Amy Pearson Bessey, photo  LVMPD

Amy Pearson Bessey, photo LVMPD

(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Amy Bessey, accused of arranging the murder of her husband because a pending divorce could squeeze her out of an insurance policy, testified in her own behalf at her attempted murder and conspiracy trial in Las Vegas Monday.

Husband Robert Bessey was shot in the head as he drove late at night on I-15. Police originally thought it may have been a case of road rage, but later found that Bessey’s adapted son and his brother in law were in the area. Both were arrested in the attack and both are set for trial next year.

Prosecutors allege Amy Bessey was the matermind, enlisting her Richard Pearson, an ex convicted, and son, Michael Bessey in the plot.


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