Columbus Woman Sentenced After Trying to Hire Hit Man to Kill Husband

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UPDATED: Thursday August 7, 2014 2:45 PM

A Columbus woman accused of plotting to have her husband murdered has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Columbus Police said they intercepted Tasha Woody's plan to have her husband murdered earlier this year.

Officers arrested her in January, when they said she tried to hire a man, who turned out to be a police detective, to kill her husband.

Detectives arranged a meeting with Woody after receiving a tip that she was looking for someone to murder her husband. They said she provided the undercover officer a photo of her husband and set up a time and place for the killing.

Police say she promised to pay $10,000 for the crime.

In June, she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.

In court on Thursday, Woody apologized for her actions.  Her attorney says Woody had a history of drug addiction and depression brought on by forced prostitution as a child.

The 39-year-old was facing up to 11 years in prison.

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