Maryland Woman Gets 60 Years for Killing Husband, Mistress

A woman convicted of killing her husband and their live-in mistress has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

The Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Office said Ann Anastasi, 44, was sentenced Tuesday. She entered an Alford plea to two counts of first-degree murder in December.

Prosecutors said in October 2015, police found Anthony Anastasi Jr., 40, fatally shot and Jacqueline Riggs, 25, stabbed to death in the basement of the Lothian home they shared with Ann Anastasi.

Prosecutors said the three were in a relationship, but Riggs and Anthony Anastasi moved together into the basement.

Investigators said Ann Anastasi plotted with a 13-year-old girl and the girl's boyfriend, Gabriel Struss, 18, to kill Anthony Anastasi and Riggs. Struss has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.

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