Long Island Woman Convicted of Murder-for-Hire Plot on Hubby

By Lindsay Good
|  Monday, Nov 15, 2010  |  Updated 10:16 PM EDT
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Long Island Woman Convicted of Murder-for-Hire Plot on Hubby

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A Long Island jury took less than four hours to convict a Garden City woman of trying to hire a hitman to off her husband.

Susan Williams, 44, concocted the scheme in February 2009, prosecutors said, when she tried to hire a hitman through a private detective she had used to investigate her husband during their divorce.

Williams met with the private investigator at a diner and told him she wanted her husband "to disappear."  

The investigator alerted authorities to Williams' plan.
 
Police later recorded phone conversations as well as meetings in which Williams agreed to $20,000 to have her husband killed.

In March 2010, she gave an undercover detective, who she thought was a real hit man, photos of her husband, his work addresses and a down payment of $500.

Before having her husband killed, Williams forged documents to ensure she would be the beneficiary of her husband's million dollar life insurance policy.
 
Williams was found guilty of Conspiracy in the Second Degree and Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree.

She faces up to 25 years in prison when she's back in court on December 17th.

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