Va. Man Sentenced in Murder-for-Hire Plot

February 10, 2011

A Portsmouth man convicted of participating in a plot to kill his childhood friend's ex-wife will spend six years and eight months in prison.

U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride says 40-year-old Joseph Emery Frampton was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Norfolk.

Frampton had pleaded guilty in November to attempted murder for hire.

Court documents show that 40-year-old Larry Lingenfelter of Portsmouth hired Frampton to kill his ex-wife in order to avoid paying child support and to obtain custody of Lingenfelter's triplet daughters.

A federal jury in Norfolk convicted Lingenfelter last week of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire and two counts of murder-for-hire. His sentencing is set for May 18.

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