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Sherrill woman sentenced to five years in prison

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SHERRILL (KWWL) -

A Sherrill woman is sentenced to five years in prison for trying to hire someone to kill her ex-husband.

Elizabeth Behnke was charged with attempted murder. Last month, Behnke entered an Alford Plea of solicitation to commit murder. Under the plea, she did not admit guilt but agreed that evidence likely existed for a conviction.

Authorities say the 45-year-old woman tried hiring someone to break into her ex-husband's home and pour homemade poison into a jug of his milk.

The 'hit man' was an under cover officer.

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