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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Woman admits to murder-for-hire plot

BELLINGHAM

A Fort Covington, N.Y. woman has admitted that she tried to hire her neighbor to kill her ex-father-in-law from Bellingham so she could inherit money to open up a daycare center.

Karen Chambers, 42, pleaded guilty to second degree criminal solicitation, the Press-Republican of Plattsburgh, N.Y. reports.

Her neighbor has said that she tried to hire him to kill Thomas Bartlett, 70, of Bellingham, and gave him directions to Bartlett's house, provided details of his habits, and told him to make it look like a robbery.

She is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 8.

-- Erica Tochin

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