EVANSVILLE, Ind. - EVANSVILLE — Prosecutors will seek life-without-parole sentences for Mason Hughes and Brenda Dossett, the two people arrested last week and charged in the death of Dossett's husband.
Police arrested Dossett and Hughes last week in what is described as a murder-for-hire scheme dressed up to look like a robbery. A life insurance policy payout was the motive for the slaying, according to police.
Hughes, 19, and Dossett, 47, made initial court appearances by video Thursday morning. The two are accused of killing 68-year-old Gilbert Dossett.
Brenda Dossett was Gilbert Dossett’s estranged wife, and Hughes is the boyfriend of Brenda Dossett’s daughter. Both are being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail.
Police believe Brenda Dossett expected $42,000 from a life insurance policy payout from her husband’s death and had promised Hughes a car costing no more than $10,000 to kill him.
Concerned family members found Gilbert Dossett, dead from a gunshot wound to the head, in his bed at his home of the 100 block of East Riverside Drive around 9 p.m. on May 22.
Suspect, victim in murder-suicide identified
Police now know the identities of the two people shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide on the city's northeast side.
1993 Indy 500 winner did WHAT!?
The winner took headlines, but not because he won.
Trump's 'I love Hispanics' post draws fire
Republican Donald Trump continued to cause consternation to his critics this week with a post on Facebook apparently celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
Cool Tonight. Much warmer Friday!
Warmer days ahead!
MAP: Indianapolis police go back to beat system
IMPD hopes by returning to a beat system the department will be able to reduce crime, reduce fear of crime and enhance public safety.