A Spokane Valley woman convicted last month of plotting to kill her husband was sentenced to 15 years Friday.
Martie Soderberg, 40, had tried to pay a high school friend to kill her husband of 15 years, whom she accused of verbal and physical abuse.
The would-be hit man, Martin Drake, later turned her in and became an informant for sheriff’s detectives, saying Soderberg was trying to collect on her husband’s $300,000 life insurance policy.
Spokane County Superior Court Judge John Cooney doled out the sentence to Soderberg, who is facing a dozen additional charges including welfare and insurance fraud, theft, perjury and witness tampering. Those charges still are pending.