Jury: Newlywed had husband killed to get his insurance money
CLEVELAND — An Ohio newlywed accused of soliciting her firefighter husband’s killing to collect $100,000 in insurance money has been convicted of aggravated murder in a scheme that was flawed from the start: His ex-wife was still the beneficiary of his policy.
A jury in Cleveland on Friday found 45-year-old Uloma Walker-Curry guilty in the November 2013 slaying of William Walker.
Prosecutors said Walker-Curry was nearing financial ruin and asked her teenage daughter and the daughter’s boyfriend to find someone to kill her husband for the insurance money. Prosecutors said the boyfriend contacted a cousin, who found someone to kill Walker.
One of Walker-Curry’s attorneys suggested to jurors that the woman’s daughter cooked up the plan.
Walker-Curry could be sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.