(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Amy Bessey has been sentenced to a maximum 44 year sentence in the plot to have her estranged husband murdered.

Bessey will serve at least 13  and a half years of the sentence.

She was convicted last November of conspiring with her brother and son in a plot to kill her husband Robert Bessey, who was shot in November 2012 as he drove on I-15 near the Valley of Fire State Park.

Originally police thought the shooting was a case of road rage until they learned that brother-in-law Richard Pearson and the victim’s adopted son Michael were in the area at the time of the shooting.

Pearson and the son have struck plea bargains with prosecutors and will be sentenced later this Spring.


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