Former model Pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

by Associated Press on July 12, 2018 at 12:12 am

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former model accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill the mother of her two stepdaughters has pleaded guilty in Ohio to conspiracy to commit aggravated murder and been sentenced to five years in prison.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Tara Lambert (also known as Tara Arbogast) entered the plea Wednesday in Pickaway County.

Prosecutors say Lambert provided a $125 down payment to a hit man who was actually an undercover police detective.

The 35-year-old Ashville woman was sentenced to seven years in prison on the charge in 2016. An appeals court overturned that conviction last year.

The appeals court said there was an error in the original indictment. She will get credit for time served from the earlier conviction.

A message was left for Lambert’s attorney.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com