Mistrial Declared in L.I. Mom's Murder-for-Hire Case

Prosecutors say the 43-year-old mother of four offered $20,000 to an undercover officer posing as a hit man

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    Susan Williams

    A mistrial has been declared in the case against a Long Island woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband.

    Nassau County Court Judge Norman St. George made the decision Friday in the trial of Susan Williams after a piece of evidence was mistakenly entered into evidence.

    Prosecutors say the 43-year-old mother of four offered $20,000 to an undercover officer posing as a hit man and paid $500 as a down payment. She has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, she faces up to 25 years in prison.

    Attorney John Carman has previously said Williams may have daydreamed about hurting her husband, but she never would have gone through with it.

    Prosecutors say they plan to retry Williams.