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Central Ohio woman admits she participated in conspiracy to kill fiance to collect insurance


COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prosecutors in central Ohio are recommending a 20-year prison sentence for a woman who admitted she participated in a plan to kill her fiance to collect his life insurance.

The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports that Amy Lambert pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count each of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery in the October 2012 slaying of 38-year-old Michael Payne.

Prosecutors are recommending a 20-year sentence for the 29-year-old Lambert if she testifies against the two men charged with strangling Payne at his apartment.

Her co-defendants, 20-year-old Maxamillion Williams and 31-year-old Dartanian Hawkins, have pleaded not guilty and are scheduled for trial Monday.

Lambert, of Bexley, will be sentenced Jan. 9.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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