The final two suspect in a 2008 contract murder in Springfiled have pleaded guilty.
Theresa Rash and her lover Jeff Bloom acknowledge that the state has enough evidence to secure a conviction in the murder for hire death of Rash's husband, Stepehen E. Rash.
|Prosecutors say Theresa Rash hatched plan to kill her husband|
|Theresa Rash's boyfriend and alleged co-conspirator Jeff Bloom|
According to court records, the plot to kill Rash on December 5, 2008, was put in motion by Theresa Rash who wanted her husband killed for verbally abusing her and because she wanted to be with Bloom. The conspiracy was put hatched about a week before Stephen Rash was found dead on his kitchen floor. He had been bludgeoned with a pipe and his throat had been slashed.
As part of the plea agreement, Theresa Rash was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Bloom is scheduled to be sentenced on November 3rd.
First-degree murder charges were dropped against Theresa Rash's daughter, Alexandrea McNeeley and her boyfriend Troy Christiansen, and replaced with conspiracy to commit murder charges in exchange for their cooperation against their co-defendants.
They were let out of county jail pending the resolution of the other cases and will be sentenced soon, according to Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson.
Five months ago William Reed was found guilty for his part in Rash's murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
|William Reed was sentenced to life in prison|
After a bench trial last month, Judge Tom Mountjoy found Rusty Amoss guilty for his role in Rash's murder. He was also sentenced to life in prison.
|Rusty Amoss will spend the rest of his life behind bars|