WAGONER (AP) A Wagoner County jury has acquitted two Coweta women in the murder conspiracy trial stemming from the shooting death of the husband of one of them.
The jury deliberated for about three hours Thursday night before returning the verdict.
Shondean Goscinski and Barbara Roberts were charged in connection with the Feb. 4, 1987, slaying of Goscinski's husband, David, who was found shot to death outside his Coweta home.
The women faced up to 10 years in prison if convicted. No one has been charged in the killing.
Yvonne Griffin testified the defendants approached her four times for help locating a hired killer before David Goscinski was shot to death.
Attorneys for Goscinski, 37, and Roberts, 40, contend Griffin initiated conversations with the defendants about hired killers.
Friends and members of the defendants' families testified Wednesday that discussing the hiring of a killer was a "standing joke" among them. BIOG: NAME:Archive ID: 346979