Lawyer who pleaded guilty in murder-for-hire plot sentenced to 10 years

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A woman who pleaded guilty in a murder-for-hire plot to kill her estranged husband’s girlfriend was sentenced to 10 years in prison with time served credited in all three cases on Monday. She was also sentenced to three years parole following her release from prison.

“The defendant poses a threat to the health and safety of our community and caused significant trauma to the victims of her crimes,” said Senior Deputy District Attorney Kate Knowles. “The court’s sentence ensures that they can move on with their lives without fearing for them.”

Jennifer Emmi, a well known Colorado animal rights attorney, pleaded guilty in July to seven felonies and four misdemeanors in the case. She shared her side of the story with FOX31 in February, saying she was “set up.” She took a plea deal five months later.

She pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit second-degree murder and other charges.

Emmi faced 16 felonies in five different cases, including domestic violence and stalking, child abuse, retaliating against witnesses and conspiracy to commit murder.

The nine felony charges Emmi pleaded guilty to include:

  • Solicitation of murder in the second degree (21-CR-263)
  • Retaliation against a witness or victim (21-CR-263)
  • Stalking – threat – communicate – protection order violation (21-CR-263)
  • Attempt to influence a public servant (21-CR-1954)
  • Violation of bail bond conditions – felony (21-CR-1954)
  • Felony menacing – real/simulated weapon (20-CR-181)
  • Child abuse – knowingly/reckless – no injury (20-CR-181)
  • Child abuse – knowingly/reckless – no injury (20-CR-181)
  • Assault in the second degree – strangulation – heat of passion (20-CR-181)

A judge will sentence her to prison Monday at 1 p.m. You can watch the sentencing live on FOX31 NOW in the player above.

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