Thursday, February 23, 2012

Daughter-Daddy Contract Murder Plot Foiled

(Painesville, Ohio) In June 2011, Christine Metter and her father Al Zombory were accused of arranging a murder-for-hire plot against David Metter, Christine's ex-husband.

Last month, a jury convicted Metter of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. Afterward, Zombory, 77, pleaded guilty to the same charge.

Christine Metter & Al Zombory

Earlier today, 41-year-old Metter was sentenced by Lake County Common Pleas Court Judge Eugene Lucci to 10 years in prison.
Lucci said in a telephone interview that he gave Metter the maximum for four reasons: her lack of remorse; the extreme psychological harm she caused David Metter, their four daughters and Metter's new wife; her involving her father in the scheme and blaming him for it; and her failure to stop the scheme at any point along the way.

She and her 77-year-old father were arrested after the Eastlake police officer who posed as the hitman showed her father a cellphone photo of David Metter posing as though he'd been shot in the head in a Florida hotel room.

"She wanted David Metter killed as revenge for his getting custody of their 16-year-old daughter and to prevent him from getting custody of the younger three girls," Lucci said.

Christine Metter was also the beneficiary of a $1.5 million life insurance policy that a Baltimore divorce judge had ordered David Metter to maintain. She had agreed to pay the hitman $50,000 from the policy proceeds, Lucci said.
For his conviction, Zombory was sentenced to nine years in prison by Judge Richard Collins Jr.

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