Woman indicted for role in husband's death

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A grand jury in Clarksville has indicted a widow in the 2009 death of her husband -- a crime for which the victim's teenage offspring and another teenage boy were earlier charged.

Rebecca Francis Hart was arrested on an indictment returned last week by a Montgomery County grand jury, charging her with five counts of solicitation of first-degree murder, among other charges.

Clarksville businessman Gilbert "Gib" Hart, who was 50 years old, was fatally shot in the family's home in June 2009. Prosecutors describe the crime as a complex murder-for-hire scheme, according to The Leaf-Chronicle.

District Attorney John Carney said Rebecca Hart was arrested over the weekend. It wasn't clear whether she had hired an attorney to represent her.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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