No jail for woman tried to hire hit man to kill her husband

August 15, 2013 4:07:28 AM PDT
A woman who admitted to hiring someone to kill her husband won't spend any time behind bars. Brittany Martinez received an eight-year probation sentence on Wednesday.

In June, Martinez, 26, admitted that on multiple occasions, she had asked a manager at a Casa Ole restaurant to kill her husband, firefighter Adrian Martinez. Prosecutors even had a recording of Martinez asking for the hit on her husband, but she is now a free woman.

A judge granted her a type of probation that keeps her out of jail and keeps a felony conviction off of her record if she stays out of trouble.

"I feel certain that the public is upset," said George Parnham, who represented Martinez.

Parnham says this outcome is the right one because the soon-to-be divorced couple has two children, ages 6 and 2.

"Her children will benefit from the fact that she is free from the felony," said Parnham.

Martinez is prohibited from any contact with her kids, as well as her estranged spouse, and Parnham says she is undergoing psychiatric counseling.

"She's not the same person that I knew when she came into my office," said Parnham.

This is not the outcome Adrian Martinez's friends and family had hoped for.

We wanted to see what his fellow firefighters thought about the sentence, but they were prohibited by policy from discussing it publicly.

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