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Wife convicted in fireman's death gets life without parole

Posted August 8

— The wife of a Cleveland firefighter accused of soliciting his death to collect insurance money and convicted of aggravated murder has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Uloma Curry-Walker was sentenced Tuesday. A jury last month found the 45-year-old woman guilty of aggravated murder and other charges in William Walker's 2013 shooting death at his Cleveland home.

Prosecutors said Curry-Walker was nearing financial ruin and asked her teenage daughter and the daughter's boyfriend to find someone to kill her husband for insurance money. Prosecutors said the boyfriend contacted a cousin, who found someone to kill Walker. The defense argued the woman's daughter cooked up the plan.

Curry-Walker was silent in court Tuesday. Her attorneys say they plan to appeal.

Other defendants in the case have accepted plea deals.

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