Woman at center of murder-for-hire plot accepts plea deal - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Woman at center of murder-for-hire plot accepts plea deal

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Tiffany Stevens during a previous court appearance. (WFSB file photo) Tiffany Stevens during a previous court appearance. (WFSB file photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

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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