Former model Tara Lambert was sentenced to seven years in jail after she put a hit out on her husband's ex-wife. After a year behind bars, Lambert's conviction has been overturned due to a technicality in her indictment.
According to NBC, Lambert's lawyers are hoping to get her released from prison today.
“Well look, the court of appeals reached the only decision required by law and was to reverse the single count of conviction. I’m hopeful that at this point she will be discharged and released from prison. Until such times as ever if she’s reindicted,” said attorney Sam Shamansky.
Shamansky says that a prosecutor had left out a critical element of the defense in accusing Lambert of conspiracy to commit murder.
“[T]he indictment is fatally flawed for failure to allege a substantial overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy,” reads court documents.
“What I think is surprising is that her trial council didn’t review the indictment and dig this up prior to her being tried and imprisoned for a crime that was not a crime in Ohio,” said Shamansky, who was shocked the error was not caught earlier.
"I never intended for this situation to get so out of control," Lambert had said in court.
[Photo: Pickaway County Jail]
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