Woman Convicted in Husband’s Death Appeals to Supreme Court
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Attorneys for a woman convicted of aiding and abetting the murder of her husband, a Minnesota National Guard member, argue her constitutional rights were violated by prosecutors.
Heather Horst is serving a life sentence and is appealing her conviction before the Minnesota Supreme Court. Horst used claims that her husband beat her and caused miscarriages to persuade a man to kill her husband, Brandon Horst, in 2013.
Prosecutors say their review of Horst's medical records show she never miscarried. Reports say Horst's attorney, Deborah Ellis, argued Wednesday before the Supreme Court that the woman's constitutional rights were violated when prosecutors seized her medical records.
Aaron Allen pleaded guilty to killing the guardsman in exchange for a lesser sentence of 40 years in prison.