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Puerto Rico woman faces life in murder-for-hire of Canadian
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Mar 15, 2019 6:45 PM 1+ week ago

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Puerto Rico woman found guilty of hiring a hit man to kill her wealthy Canadian husband more than a decade ago was sentenced to life in prison on Friday.

Aurea Vazquez Rijos cried as a federal judge issued the sentence and ordered that she be transferred to a prison in Fort Worth, Texas. Judge Daniel Dominguez said he believed the jury's guilty verdict over Vazquez's statement that she is innocent.

Vazquez had been charged with offering a man $3 million to kill real estate developer Adam Anhang. The 32-year-old was stabbed repeatedly and hit in the head with a cobblestone while walking with Vazquez through the historic part of Puerto Rico's capital in September 2005, just 12 hours after prosecutors said Anhang had asked for a divorce.

During the sentencing, which was held at a federal courthouse near where Anhang was killed, his mother and younger sister read statements.

"It certainly helps to put it behind us, ...

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