Woman found guilty in 1996 car bomb death of former husband

04/08/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Arizona – A socialite who lived abroad for years after the 1996 car bomb killing of her former husband in Arizona, was convicted of murder on Tuesday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a jury convicted Pamela Phillips of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder following three days of deliberations in the death of businessman Gary Triano.

Defense lawyer Paul Eckerstrom is quoted as stating to KGUN-TV in reference to the recent verdict and the conviction of accused hit man Ronald Young, “We have now two people who are going to be serving imprisonment for something they didn’t do.”

Prosecutors allege that Phillips paid Young, her ex-boyfriend, $400,000 to carry out a hit on Triano so that she could collect on a $2 million life insurance policy. Young was convicted of related charges in 2010, and received two life sentences.

Phillips’ sentencing hearing has been set for May 22. She is facing life in prison.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – Arizona Legal News

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