Monday, July 26, 2010
The New Hampshire Supreme Court recently affirmed a conviction for criminal solicitation to commit murder. The defendant was the client of an attorney in a workers' compensation matter. After retaining the attorney in late 2004 or early 2005, she
...developed romantic feelings for him, which she expressed by calling him repeatedly and by saying inappropriate things to him, such as referring to her cleavage, describing herself as "young," "hot," and "sexy," and telling him that she would "make the best wife in the whole wide world."
Over a period of two months, the client called the attorney 458 times. She tried to break up his marriage with magic spells that she ordered from witchcraft websites. When that failed, she turned to solicitation to murder the attorney's wife. The hit man, as so often happens, was a state trooper.
The court rejected a claim of entrapment as well as arguments over the admission of evidence at trial. (Mike Frisch)