An Indiana girl who poisoned the oatmeal of her kid’s father and strangled him together with his favourite tie has been sentenced to greater than 100 years in jail.
Heidi Marie Littlefield, 42, was sentenced Friday to 60 years for homicide and one other mixed 55 years for conspiracy to commit homicide, in accordance with data with the Hamilton Superior Courtroom.
An legal professional for Littlefield couldn’t be reached Thursday.
After Francis “Fran” Kelley was found useless in January 2021, an post-mortem decided that he had been strangled, the affidavit mentioned. He additionally had fentanyl in his system, the affidavit mentioned.
A search warrant was obtained for Kelley’s cellphone and iPad, which decided Littlefield, the mom of one in all Kelley’s youngsters, had been at his house days earlier than he was discovered useless, in accordance with textual content messages between the 2.
“The 2 had been in the course of a custody battle concerning their 2-year-old little one in frequent,” the affidavit mentioned.
In a single change, he questioned whether or not she had tampered together with his oatmeal, in accordance with the courtroom doc.
“Did you do one thing to the oatmeal that was in my fridge?” he requested her.
Officers say that Littlefield and her grownup daughter and that girl’s boyfriend plotted to kill Kelley. The ladies laced his meals with fentanyl, in accordance with the affidavit.
They discovered Kelley unresponsive at his house, and Littlefield ‘”grabbed Fran’s ‘favourite tie'” and strangled him, the affidavit states.
She tried to bludgeon his head, the daughter’s boyfriend advised investigators, in accordance with the affidavit.
When Littlefield was convicted of homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide, her daughter offered a number of the most damaging witness testimony The Indianapolis Star reported in August.
The lady testified that she and her mom tried to poison Kelley 3 times. After the third time, they snuck into his house and located him facedown on the ground and gasping for breath, the newspaper reported. Littlefield requested her daughter to interrupt Kelley’s neck, however she couldn’t, the daughter mentioned, as a result of he was too heavy.
Littlefield’s daughter pleaded responsible in March to conspiracy to commit homicide and was sentenced to 26 years in jail. A homicide cost in opposition to her was dropped in change for her testimony, the newspaper reported.
Her boyfriend pleaded responsible in Might to conspiracy to commit homicide. He was sentenced to 10 years, in accordance with The Indianapolis Star.
Madelyn Urabe contributed.