Last week, the wife of a Cleveland firefighter was convicted of aggravated murder for her role in a murder-for-hire plot to collect her husband’s $100,000 insurance policy.
Back in 2013, Uloma Curry-Walker married Cleveland firefighter, William Walker. Months later, according to the prosecution,after running up several thousand dollars in debt, Curry-Walker asked her 17-year-old daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend to find someone to murder her husband for the insurance policy.
According to Cleveland.com, Curry-Walker paid the boyfriend, Chad Pagett, $1,000 to find someone to commit the murder. Pagett then summoned his cousin Chris Hein. However, when Hein’s attempt to kill the firefighter failed, Hein asked Ryan Dorty to complete the job, which he did.
Curry-Walker’s plan blew up when her husband’s insurance money was paid to his ex-wife instead of her. According to reports, the firefighter had not switched the name on his insurance policy from his ex-wife to Curry-Walker, after having been married only a few months.
Curry-Walker, along with the three parties involved, were arrested. Pagett, Hein and Dorty then testified against Curry-Walker in exchange for a deal. According to reports, Pagett was sentenced to 28 years to life, Hein received 18 years to life and Dorty was sentenced to 23 years to life. As for Curry-Walker’s daughter, who was under age at the time, was sentenced to a month in juvenile detention. Curry-Walker, however, is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The 45-year-old woman is scheduled to stand before a judge on Aug. 8th for sentencing.