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Colorado woman gets life for plot that left husband dead

May 24, 2019
This undated photo provided by the Weld County District Attorney's Office shows Kelly Baker. Baker has been sentenced to life in prison for hiring her nephew to kill her husband in northern Colorado. The Greeley Tribune reports Kelly Baker was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder after deliberation and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for the August 2017 death of 59-year-old Randy Baker. She was sentenced Friday, May 24, 2019. (Weld County District Attorney's Office via AP)

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for hiring her nephew to kill her husband in northern Colorado.

The Greeley Tribune reports Kelly Baker was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder after deliberation and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder for the August 2017 death of 59-year-old Randy Baker. She was sentenced Friday.

Prosecutors say Baker hired Kelly Raisley to kill her husband at his west Greeley home in an attempt to collect $123,000 worth of life insurance policies. Raisley pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and is serving a life sentence for agreeing to kill his uncle in exchange for $10,000 to $13,000 and a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Carol Baker, who is Raisley’s mother and the victim’s sister, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for facilitating the deal.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, http://greeleytribune.com

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