Woman Who Helped Plot Slaying of Friend's Rival Gets 9 Years

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Greeley, Colo. (AP) A woman who pleaded guilty to helping her friend plot the slaying of a romantic rival was sentenced to nine years in prison but not before an apparent night of drinking.

Michelle Moore, a former Weld County Sheriff's deputy, pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month and testified for the prosecution in the Shawna Nelson case.

A judge handed down Moore's sentence Monday. Early Saturday, Moore was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after police said she failed a sobriety test.

Her next court date on that charge is set for may 30.

Nelson last month was found guilty of first-degree murder in the January 2007 slaying of Heather Garraus, whose husband had broken off an affair with nelson. Nelson was sentenced to life in prison.

During testimony, Moore described how she gave Nelson tips on how to cover up the crime.

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