Woman sentenced for murder conspiracy in Schuyler County
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:07:02 GMT —
An upstate New York woman has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for conspiring with two men to kill the father of her daughter last year.
Local media outlets report Alice Trappler, 41, was sentenced Thursday in a Schuyler County Court, where a jury found her guilty in May of second-degree murder and other charges for the shotgun slaying of 30-year-old Daniel Bennett.
Among the evidence against Trappler was the testimony of 26-year-old Nathan Hand, who admitted he'd gone with 32-year-old Thomas Borden of Corning to kill Bennett in his town of Dix home in April 2012.
Borden committed suicide by jumping in front of a Philadelphia commuter train as police chased him after the killing.
Hand had pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in a deal with prosecutors.