Two more people were just added to a list of people that an elderly woman from Utah allegedly tried to pay to have killed. Linda Tracy Gillman, 70, was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her ex-husband and his new wife last year. Now, she’s accused of trying to hire another hit from jail just three weeks ago, to have two others, one of which is connected with the legal proceedings of the first incident killed.
On Friday, Gillman was convicted of hiring someone to kill her ex and his girlfriend over life insurance money last year, according to KSL in Salt Lake City. That very same day, new charges were filed against Gillman accusing her of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecution's key witness and an attorney.
Last year, Gillman approached her handyman to ask him to have her ex-husband's bankruptcy attorney Duane H. Gillman killed, The Washington Post reported. The hit was supposed to look like a drug overdose. Gillman offered $5,000 for the arrangement and another $100,000 once the two were dead and the life insurance plan was collected, according to KSL. Instead of arranging to kill Duane and his girlfriend, the tenant went to police. That man became the key witness for the prosecution.
While in jail back in June, Gillman allegedly approached an inmate she believed had white supremacist ties. She tried to arrange for her handyman to get killed.
"Gillman referred to herself as 'the bank,' and said that she 'could make everything happen'" and said that if "somehow [he] ended up dead or disappearing, then I would walk out of here a free woman," police said, according to KSL. She also allegedly said that if her handyman died, "it would make all her dreams come true."
That case got dismissed because of an issue with the witness. However, new charges reveal that Gillman may have tried again (and added an attorney to the list of those she allegedly wants dead) just three weeks ago. That means, in all, she tried to hire three different “hitmen.” It’s unclear if any of the three she talked to have any connections to real hitmen.
"I've never seen anything like it," Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill told KSL.
Gillman's attorney has claimed that Gillman was solicited by the original “hitman” who had his eyes on Gillman’s money, according to Fox 6 in Wisconsin.
[Photo: Salt Lake County Jail]