CHRISTINE DEMPSEY AND DAVID OWEN OF "THE HARTFORD COURANT" REPORT AS FOLLOWS:
"HARTFORD — Tiffany Stevens was sentenced to probation Monday after she pleaded guilty to inciting injury to persons, bringing her murder-for-hire case to an end.
Her plea came in Superior Court shortly before 10:30 a.m. before Judge Edward J. Mullarkey. He then gave her a suspended, 10-year sentence followed by five years of probation.
She is not to have contact with the person she had targeted, her ex-husband.
Stevens' murder-for-hire trial ended in December with a mistrial after the three men and three women on the jury said they were hopelessly deadlocked.
The former Bloomfield resident was accused by Simsbury police of paying handyman John McDaid $5,000 to kill her former husband, Eric Stevens. Tiffany and Eric Stevens are engaged in a contentious dispute over custody of their daughter, and Eric Stevens told police and, according to trial testimony, McDaid that a large amount of money would go to the custodial parent.
Evidence presented during the trial indicated that the money did not exist..."