About Teen Pleads Guilty To Hiring Hit Man To Steal Block Of Cheese
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POSTED: 10:41 am EST March 2, 2006
A woman who apparently thought a block of white cheese was cocaine has pleaded guilty to trying to hire a hit man to rob and kill four men.Jessica Sandy Booth, 18, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Auhorities said Booth hatched the plot after visiting the intended victims' home and mistaking fresco -- a white, crumbly cheese common in Mexican cuisine -- for cocaine. That inspired the idea to hire someone to break into the home, take the drugs and kill the men. The hit man she hired turned out to be an undercover police officer. Booth planned to take part in the murders, and went with the officer to buy a handgun, authorities said. She told investigators that she planned to make sure all possible witnesses were killed. Booth pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of attempted first-degree murder.
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