Indiana Woman Gets 60 Years in Murder-for-Hire

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – A southwestern Indiana woman who admitted plotting to have her daughter's boyfriend kill her estranged husband has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Forty-seven-year-old Brenda Dossett of Evansville could have faced life without parole if she had been convicted at trial of murder in the May killing of her estranged husband, Gilbert Dosset.

But the Evansville Courier & Press reports ( ) Dossett instead agreed last month to plead guilty to murder and was sentenced Wednesday in Vanderburgh County.

She's agreed to testify against 19-year-old Mason James Hughes, who's accused of fatally shooting Gilbert Dossett as he slept.

Court documents say Brenda Dossett expected a $42,000 life insurance payout from her husband's death and promised to buy Hughes a car costing no more than $10,000 to kill her husband.

  Information from: Evansville Courier & Press,