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Woman gets 6 year sentence for murder-for-hire

Posted at 1:24 PM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 13:24:56-04

An Elkton, Md. woman was sentenced to six years in prison followed by three years of supervised release on charges related to her involvement in a murder-for-hire plot.

In her guilty plea, Susan Anderson, 57, admitted she contacted a worker at a store she frequented to murder the boyfriend of Anderson's niece. Anderson spoke to the worker, named in the court papers as "SF," multiple times to confirm SF wanted to commit the murder. SF then went to the FBI to report the solicitation or murder. The FBI asked SF to continue conversations with Anderson inside the store and record them. The FBI also obtained surveillance video from the store to show the conversations. 

In the conversations, Anderson confirmed she still wanted SF to commit the murder, further discussing the terms of the contract, the timing and location of the murder, and what to do with the body. As SF continued to delay, Anderson got impatient, demanding she wanted it done and that she would do it herself if SF continued to wait. 

At that point, the FBI stopped the investigation and arrested Anderson.