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Woman: I didn't really want my husband killed
Plea deal greatly reduces charges

Danissha Avery Allred

Danissha Avery Allred

KINGMAN - A Bullhead City woman who was charged with soliciting the murder of her estranged husband last January was sentenced to three years probation Tuesday after a plea bargain resulted in a significantly reduced charge.

Danissha Avery Allred, 32, told Judge Steven Conn it was never her intent to see harm come to her husband, but she didn't deny she discussed ending his life with her boyfriend.

The plan never made it off the ground. The boyfriend she asked to kill her husband instead contacted Bullhead City police on Jan. 26 to report the crime.

Police reviewed recorded conversations between the pair and it was revealed that Allred wanted her husband killed before a February custody hearing could be held regarding their child.

Allred was allowed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of attempted solicitation of aggravated assault. Judge Conn implied the charge was nonsensical.

"How can you attempt to solicit something?" he said. Conn, however, accepted the plea agreement.

Allred reportedly provided her boyfriend with photos of her husband, addresses where he could be found, his work schedule and vehicle information after detectives started investigating her.

The plea might have been offered due to Allred's mental health status. She reportedly told her boyfriend that she wanted to kill herself and her three children. Two of them are from a previous relationship. She objected to a probation report that stated she is bipolar, according to court proceedings. Her attorney said Allred has never been diagnosed with the disorder.

Allred served about 250 days in the Mohave County jail before she was released.


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