Woman gets life sentence for helping husband plan killings

Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman has received a life sentence for helping her husband plan the 2015 killings of his estranged pregnant wife, her unborn child and three others.

Forty-eight-year-old Rhonda Carlson avoided the death penalty in a deal with prosecutors in exchange for testifying against her husband, Christopher Henderson, prior to his trial.

She admitted to helping plan the attack but denied participating in the slayings.

She was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Henderson was convicted in July and sentenced to death earlier this month.

This photo provided by the Madison County, Ala., Sheriff’s Department shows Rhonda Jean Carlson, who received a life sentence Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, for helping her husband plan the 2015 killings of his estranged pregnant wife, her unborn child and three others. Carlson, 48, avoided the death penalty in a deal with prosecutors in exchange for testifying against her husband, Christopher Henderson, prior to his trial. She admitted to helping plan the attack and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. (Madison County Sheriff’s Department/AL.com, via AP, File)

This photo provided by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department shows Christopher Henderson. The man convicted of killing his estranged wife, her unborn child and three other people six years ago in north Alabama was sentenced to death Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 after being convicted of multiple counts of capital murder. (Madison County Sheriff’s Department/AL.com, via AP)

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