Appeals court upholds sentence of Tell City woman who hired hit man | News
An Indiana appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Tell City resident accused of trying to have an Owensboro man killed. The court’s ruling means the 30-year sentence handed to Jane Kleaving last year will stand.
Kleaving was arrested in November 2011 after investigators say she conspired to hire a hit man to kill her granddaughter’s father, Kyle McPherson.
She had appealed the case based on whether the State presented sufficient evidence to support the conviction; whether the trial court erred when it excluded Kleaving’s claim that she suffered from diminished mental capacity; and whether her thirty-year sentence was proper. The appeals court affirmed the ruling.
You can read the court papers here.