SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento Superior Court jury has found a Foothill Farms woman guilty of hiring a man to kill her husband.
Shajia Ayobi was convicted of first-degree murder of her husband, Ghulam Ayobi, in December, 2011, Sacramento County district Aatorney 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. The man, Ghulam Ayobi, was 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, and pull over at Norwood Avenue where he was shot by the carjacker. However, Orio said during the investigation, police found that Ayobi had hired a hit man to kill her husband.
Jury foreman Matthew Smalley said Ayobi's own testimony was the most damaging.