Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Michael Richardson admits he was paid $6,000 by girlfriend's mother for killing husband in gruesome murder-for-hire plot

An Oklahoma City teenager was sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing a man in what prosecutors have called a murder-for-hire scheme.

Michael Richardson, 19, was sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday to a second-degree murder charge in Wagoner County District Court in Wagoner, Oklahoma.

Richardson was charged in the death of 53-year-old Arthur Burney - the father of Richardson's girlfriend - last year Coweta, Oklahoma.

His guilty plea came out of a plea agreement with prosecutors in the case.

His body was found in a barn on his property on February 18, 2011. Read More