Connecticut court rejects appeal of woman in murder-for-hire case
Three judges on the state Appellate Court ruled Monday against Beth Carpenter. She argued her trial lawyer made several mistakes.
Carpenter was convicted of murder and conspiracy in 2002 for plotting with her lover and boss, Haiman Clein, to kill her brother-in-law, Anson “Buzz” Clinton, over Clinton’s alleged abuse of his daughter.
Clein is serving 35 years in prison, and hit man Mark Despres is serving 45 years.