Washoe Valley woman guilty of murdering husband

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Updated: 10/11/2013 6:22 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Washoe County District Court jury has convicted a 31-year-old woman of murdering her husband late last year at their Washoe Valley home.

Jurors deliberated about six hours before finding Shauna Dodd guilty Thursday night of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 37-year-old Brad Dodd.

Shauna Dodd told investigators someone broke the home to rob her and killed her husband in December.

But witnesses told investigators she had been plotting to kill her husband for months, tried to poison him and even tried to hire a hit man. Sheriff's deputies eventually recovered the gun she used and clothing she hid at a friend's residence.

Dodd has waived the penalty phase of her trial and now will be sentenced by Judge David Hardy at a time not yet determined.


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roseanya - 10/12/2013 5:44 PM
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She should have JUST WALKED AWAY. Money, pride? Get over it and walk away. I suspect a large portion of spousal murders are not detected but then again, many of the murders are. Every year or two Vegas / Metro homicide runs out to Red Rock when a newlywed guy claims "she fell." Married for the insurance? Bob Spangler, the Mensa murderer--killed off a wife and two teen kids. Years later, out of Vegas, Grand Canyon hiking, killed another spouse and was CAUGHT AND CONVICTED. He died in prison of cancer. Thought he was sooooo smart. After conviction he tried to market his serial killings by hyping himself as a very smart killer. Agents humored him a little to get the interviews--to estimate his motives.

steve - 10/12/2013 3:13 AM
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The stolen gun issue in this news report could have been the property of a police officer who contributed to the act of murder.

Ronin055 - 10/11/2013 9:23 PM
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you guys ever consider linking to the whole story. All the parts from the past as it happened? These little blurbs are not really enough.

desertlakes - 10/11/2013 7:16 PM
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Hey great job leaving out the stolen gun she used. Not surprising for an NBC channel though.

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