- 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.


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

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