Judge calls Spencer woman’s denials of intent ‘a lie’
Judge Nicholas Brazeau was not buying the story Shari Klimmer tried to sell him in court on Monday, the one in which she is a good person who loves animals and never intended to harm her daughter’s ex-boyfriends and fathers of her grandchildren. No, Brazeau said at Klimmer’s sentencing hearing on one felony count of conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide, he believes Klimmer, of rural Spencer, had every intention of following through with her plan to hire someone to kill the two men and no amount of sobbing in court and saying otherwise would change that.
Brazeau sentenced Klimmer Monday to seven years in the state prison system, to be followed by nine years of extended supervision during which she can be put back behind bars if she commits any more crimes. The sentence was between the 15-18-year prison sentence requested by Clark County District Attorney Lindsey Boon Brunette and the short prison term and long extended supervision period recommended by Klimmer’s attorney, public defender Christine Kuczynski.