Ohio model who tried to hire hit man is sentenced to 7 years


CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio fashion model convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband’s ex-wife has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Tara Lambert appeared in court in Circleville, south of Columbus, on Wednesday in red jail scrubs and rubber shoes after a judge earlier denied her motion to allow her to appear in street clothes and makeup.

A jury last month convicted the 33-year-old Lambert of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder.

Prosecutors say Lambert met with an undercover police officer posing as a hit man to make the arrangements.

Lambert’s attorney said she was mentally fragile and argued that the undercover officer baited her into the murder agreement.

The victim is the mother of Lambert’s husband’s two children. She calls Lambert a “demon.”

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