When grandmother Ann Trexler relocated to Florida, it wasn't just to spend her retirement years in the sun. Ann wanted to spend more time with her oldest daughter, Tina, and her six-year-old granddaughter. Tina shared custody of the child with her ex-husband Ron, an arrangement that worked well until "Moms" Ann moved to town. Ann threw herself into her role as grandmother, and resented the child's closeness with Ron and, especially, Ron's new wife. In August of 1998, Ron petitioned the court to give him primary custody, telling the court that his ex-wife and her mother were disrupting his daughter's school and social life, cursing his new wife in front of the child, and their hostility was affecting the girl's physical and mental health. But the court never had a chance to rule on Ron's petition. On the morning of October 6, when Ron opened the door to leave for work, a shot rang out. As Ron ran back into the house the shooter followed, shooting him eight times, while his panicked wife called 911 from the bedroom. Before he fled, Ron's wife heard the shooter say, "This is for her." Ron bled to dead on the kitchen floor, curled up in the fetal position. Investigators believed Ron had been targeted for execution, but when the alibis of the usual suspects - his current wife and his ex - checked out, the investigation stalled. The break in the case came when police found the murder weapon, and traced it back to local hairdresser, Kim MIller - Ann Trexler's hairdresser. Faced with a murder charge, the Kim confessed that Ann had frequently wished aloud that Ron was out of the picture, so Kim hooked her up with someone who could make that wish come true. Using Kim as a go-between, Ann paid a man $10,000 to take Ron out. At her trial, prosecutors used Kim's confession, bank records showing the money trail, and cell phone records to prove Ann was behind Ron's murder. The defense claimed Ann was an innocent, church-going grandmother who was being framed by a drug addict working the system to get out of a murder charge. But the jury didn't buy the innocent grandmother act - they took just two hours to find Ann guilty and sentence her to life in prison.- Written by Anonymous
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