By MARLO BARNHART
A year-long feud marked by harassment and a murder-for-hire scheme ended Monday in Washington County Circuit Court when a Pennsylvania woman entered guilty pleas to stalking and solicitation to commit murder.
Shelley Ann Hams, 23, formerly of the 700 block of Hykes Road, State Line, Pa., was sentenced to five years in prison on each count. She was given credit for a year she spent in jail awaiting trial.
Judge Darrow Glaser suspended the balance of the sentences and placed her on probation for three years.
He also ordered her to have no contact with the victims.
Hams apologized in court to Nicole Hoffman and her mother, Linda Hoffman.
"I never meant for this to go this far," Hams said.
Linda Hoffman told Glaser that she and her daughter were "quite traumatized" by the incidents.
No motive was disclosed.