Jonesboro woman convicted of conspiracy to commit capital murder

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Estranged wife of target told undercover agent, “don’t get caught” before she laughed, documents said

JONESBORO, Ark. – A Jonesboro woman who tried to hire a hit-man to kill her husband will spend eight years in the Arkansas Department of Correction after her conviction on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

Joy Deason-Werner, 43, was convicted Wednesday of Conspiracy to Commit Capital Murder and sentenced by the jury to eight years in prison, a release said.

On May 28, 2015, a detective was made aware that Deason-Werner had approached a confidential informant to have her husband killed, a press release from Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington stated. Deason-Werner then later met with an undercover agent, who recorded the meeting, and confirmed she wished to hire him to kill her husband.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Grant DeProw prosecuted the case for the State of Arkansas.

“I want to thank Deputy Prosecutor Grant DeProw for his thorough efforts to secure a conviction for the State of Arkansas, and I also want to extend my thanks to Jonesboro Police Department and Officer John Frazier, for their excellent police work on this case,” Ellington said.

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