ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A stripper-turned-soccer mom accused of borrowing from a movie plot, "The Last Seduction," to kill her fiance for money was convicted Monday of first-degree murder.
Mechele Linehan, 35, had been charged with conspiring with another man she hoped to marry to kill Kent Leppink, who was shot three times in 1996 on an isolated trail 90 minutes outside Anchorage.
Linehan had no visible reaction when the verdict was read. Judge Philip Volland allowed her to hug her husband, Colin Linehan, before she was led from the courtroom in handcuffs.
Linehan's other former fiance, John Carlin III, was convicted of Leppink's murder in April and will be sentenced in November.
Her sensational trial was full of tawdry details about her lifestyle and accusations about how she manipulated men she met while dancing at the Great Alaskan Bush Co. strip club in Anchorage.