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Former model sentenced 5 years prison in murder-for-hire plot

CIRCLEVILLE, OH (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.

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. She spent a year and a half in the Ohio Reformatory for Woman, before the 4th District Court of Appeals overturned her conviction, and the Ohio Supreme Court refused to hear it. 

An appeals court overturned that conviction last year because of an omission in her first indictment.

The Pickaway Co. Clerk of Court said Lambert will turn herself in to the Pickaway County Sheriff on July 30, 2018 to begin the sentence. She will get credit for time served from the earlier conviction.


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