Murder-for-Hire Scheme Gets Two Men Life in Prison4, Scandalous Schemes — By Trace America on May 4, 2012 at 2:31 PM
About a year ago we brought you the story of Asia Harris, who was fatally shot by a man who was hired by her husband. And although it can’t bring her back, Harris’ family may have gotten at least a little peace on May 2nd, when the two men pled guilty to their crimes.
According to Fox News and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason’s office, Samuel Wilson, 22, and Darin Brusiter, 26, were both sentenced to life in prison for the murder that took place on April 10, 2011. Harris was the mother of two young boys.
Both men plead to counts of aggravated murder, kidnapping and insurance fraud.
When Brusiter was hired, Wilson, a former Marine, recruited him to murder his wife with the promise of a payment from the proceeds of her life insurance.
At the time of the shooting, Cleveland Police reported that Harris was with her husband as they were allegedly driving around trying to locate the address of a relative.
Police were told that the couple stopped and requested directions from Brusiter, who then offered to ride with the couple and show them how to get to their location.
Once in the car, Brusiter shot Harris in the head, with a firearm that was equipped with a makeshift silencer.
After the murder, Wilson reported to the insurance agency that his wife had been murdered during a recent carjacking.
On April 25, 2011, Brusiter was arrested by Cleveland Police while working at a restaurant. The next day, Wilson was arrested in California and extradited to Cleveland to face charges.
According to the sentence imposed by Judge Deena Calabrese, Wilson will be eligible for parole in 36 years, while Brusiter will be eligible in 33.
Prosecutor Mason said, “This is a calculated, cold blooded murder. The families and loved ones of the victim will now be given closure for the despicable crime of such a young, innocent woman.”
This post is authored by Trace America.