- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) - A man in Missouri who was accused of a murder-for-hire plot last year has been sentenced after receiving a lesser charge.

The Sedalia Democrat (https://bit.ly/2oIparv ) reports that 45-year-old Terry Johnson entered a guilty plea Monday to a charge of first degree assault. He was sentenced to one year with credit for time already served.

Johnson and 43-year-old Wendy McGinnis were both initially charged in May with first degree conspiracy to commit murder. Prosecutor Bill Chapman says McGinnis was deemed incompetent to proceed after a mental exam.

Court documents show that a confidential informant for the Missouri State Highway Patrol had a conversation in April 2016 with Johnson and McGinnis during which McGinnis said she was willing to pay someone to kill her husband, who she claimed sexually assaulted her daughter.

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Information from: The Sedalia Democrat, https://www.sedaliademocrat.com

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