PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon woman has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for a murder-for-hire scheme that unraveled when the felon she hired to kill her ex-husband drove to Utah and alerted him to the plot.
U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken handed down the sentence Wednesday in Eugene, months after Pamela Gygi (ghee-ghee) pleaded guilty to charges of firearm possession and using interstate commerce in a murder-for-hire plot.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Papagni said Gygi was motivated by money. She stood to collect on ex-husband Dean Hamill’s $150,000 life insurance policy.
The would-be hit man told investigators that Gygi paid him $600, and was promised a residence in California, the title to a 2005 Dodge Stratus and the online business Gygi jointly owned with her ex-husband.