A mother charged with hiring a hit man to kill her ex-husband during a child custody dispute has been sentenced to five years of probation in a plea deal.
Tiffany Stevens, 39, was sentenced to five months of probation in Hartford Superior Court on Monday, eight months after a jury deadlocked in her attempted-murder case.
The hit against Eric Stevens was never carried out.
The former Bloomfield resident pleaded guilty to a reduced felony charge of inciting injury to persons.
Simsbury police said Stevens paid a handyman $5,000 to kill Stevens, but the handyman didn't carry it out.
A state family court judge never revoked Tiffany Stevens' custody of her daughter.
Court officials said last year that the Stevens were involved in a custody battle over the girl and a trust fund was seen as a motivator.
However, Tiffany Stevens' father said the $50 million trust fund doesn't exist and never has.
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