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Brown sentenced

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Kari J. Brown
ALTON -- An Alton woman who tried to hire someone to kill her husband was sentenced Sept. 25 to seven years and three months in federal prison.

According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Kari J. Brown, 37, will not be eligible for parole under the sentence.

She pleaded guilty to crossing state lines to hire a man to kill her husband, or murder-for-hire.

Brown admitted contacting a man, who in reality was an undercover U.S. Forest Service agent on Feb. 25, 2006, about killing Randy Brown, her husband.

She met with the undercover officer several days later and gave him a picture of her husband offering him $10,000 to do the killing.

On March 4, Brown drove to Mammoth Spring State Park with her three children and gave the officer $440 as a down payment for the killing.

Brown spoke to the undercover agent on the phone March 13 saying she would give him another $1,000 after he killed her husband the next day. She told the officer she planned to sell some of her belongings to get the money.

The agent called Brown the following day to tell her, her husband was dead. She was arrested the following day and was charged with trying to hire someone to kill her husband.

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