CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A former Crossville doctor and Cumberland County Commissioner has pleaded guilty to charges in a murder-for-hire scheme.
Dr. Robert Mayfield received a 15-year sentence in a Mississippi court Monday. Nine years of the sentence will be suspended, and he will have to serve at least 85 percent of the remaining six years.
Authorities say the 59-year-old doctor was facing a maximum 20-year prison sentence for attempting to hire a Batesville, Miss., detective to kill the ex-husband of a woman whom the doctor was accused of having an affair with.
The ex-husband, Jefferey Webb, had filed a lawsuit claiming that Mayfield was responsible for "alienation of affection."
Police say they recorded a conversation of the doctor asking the undercover officer to kill Webb for $5,000.
Information from: Crossville Chronicle, http://www.crossville-chronicle.com
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