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Murder For Hire Trial Delayed

Posted by wlpo on June 21, 2010

The woman from Ottawa accused of hiring a hitman to kill her husband won’t go to trial this week as planned.

The trial for Christina Dent was continued or postponed during a hearing this morning in La Salle County Court.  The new trial date is September 20th.

A first attempt at a trial last month ended with a mistrial.  Lawyers couldn’t agree on what evidence would be talked about during the trial.  Specifically accusations made by Dent that her ex molested their child and her ex claiming Dent was cheating on him.

Dent’s accused of offering a hitman seven thousand dollars to kill her ex.  She was arrested by Ottawa Police last May.

She faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted of solicitation of murder for hire.


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