SACRAMENTO, CA - A woman was found guilty of hiring a man to kill her husband Wednesday afternoon.
Shajia Ayobi was convicted of first degree murder of her husband Ghulam Ayobi in December 2011, Sacramento County District Attorney spokesperson Shelly Orio said.
Sacramento police responded to Interstate 80 at Norwood Avenue after getting a call of a man who was shot in the upper body on Dec. 19, 2011. Ghulam Ayobi was then transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he later died.
Originally, Shajia Ayobi told police that her husband was carjacked, forced to drive on I-80, pull over on a Ayobi's own testimony that was most damaging. However, Orio said during the investigation, police found that Shajia Ayobi had hired a hit man to kill her husband.
Jury foreman Matthew Smalley said it was some of Ayobi's own testimony that was most damaging.
"The defendant admitted to contracting to murder her husband," Smalley said.