Posted: Tuesday, December 4th 2012 at 11:39am
Wife to spend life in prison for husband's murder
By B.J. Williams Administrator
GAINESVILLE - The woman accused in the murder of her husband in a Hall County park more than two years ago entered a guilty plea Monday to her part in the crime.
Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh said Stacey Shoeck was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Jason Deal to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Shoeck had asked for leniency, noting that she had testified against one of her co-conspirators in the murder-for-hire plot against her husband Richard Shoeck of Snellville.
"She had testified in the case against the person through who she passed the money to the actual killer in the case," said Darragh.
Lynitra Ross acted as the go-between in the murder; she was found guilty in an August trial and is currently serving a prison sentence for the crime. The gunman Richard Coleman entered a guilty plea for shooting and killing Shoeck. He is jailed, as well.
Richard Shoeck was killed on Valentine's Day 2010 at Belton Bridge Park in the Lula area.
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