After serving more than three years in prison, Tara Lambert is finally free. Lambert pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and conspiracy to commit murder after an undercover police recorded her plot to hire a hitman to kill Kelly Cooke. She also had the hitman dispose of her victim’s body in a wood chipper. The conviction came after she was previously cleared of the charges after a flawed indictment. The judge called Lambert a manipulator and a con artist, but she retracted the case.
Is she ill?
As she was sentenced, Lambert gave police typed information on Cooke. Lambert’s attorney said her client was mentally fragile and that an undercover officer baited her into a murder agreement. According to Shawn Cooke, Lambert had a history of eating disorders, body image problems and alcohol abuse. She was also abandoned by her mother when she was a child. On Dr. Phil, she revealed she had an extensive history of body image issues.
Was that a Revenge
According to the court documents, Lambert provided a $125 down payment to an undercover cop and obtained a photograph of Cooke. The cops believe the plot was fueled by a visitation dispute between the two women. While at events, Cooke disapproved of Lambert’s inappropriate clothing. She even teared up when she was confronted with Lambert’s murder plan. The judge sentenced Lambert to seven years in prison in 2016.
In 2016, Lambert, formerly known as Tara Arbogast, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. She had also provided a $125 down payment to a hit man, who was actually an undercover police detective. Lambert received a seven-year prison sentence, but the sentence was overturned by an appeals court last year due to an error in the indictment language. This was the first time that Lambert was sentenced to so many years in prison, but her conviction was overturned last year due to the language problem.
In 2016, Arbogast was sentenced to seven years in prison. The 4th District Court of Appeals overturned the conviction. Her daughter read the victim’s statement in court. In addition, Arbogast will begin serving her prison sentence on July 30. However, she will get credit for the time she has already served. There is a possibility that her sentence could be shortened if she proves that she is mentally ill.
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