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Woman Who Plotted Husband's Death With Firefighter Lover Gets 25 Years To Life

A love triangle with a firefighter leads to murder.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A woman has been convicted for her role in the murder of her husband.

Sabrina Limon, 38, (seen above with her husband) of California was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for helping plan the murder of her husband by her firefighter lover, as People reports.

She was found guilty in October 2017 of first-degree murder and accessory to murder in the death of her husband, 38-year-old Robert Limon. In August 17, 2014, the husband was found shot twice inside the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train yard. He was a railroad worker.

Jonathan Hearn, Sabrina Limon's lover, admitted he pulled the trigger in the incident. He testified against her and as part of his plea deal, he was sentenced to 25 years and four months. 

Hearn, a former firefighter, and Sabrina Limon met in 2012. The two reportedly conspired to kill Robert Limon so that they could be togther, according to CBS Los Angeles. They had a 10-year age difference; she was 32 and he was 22 at the time of the crime. 

Hearn testified that Robert Limon had to die in order for the affair to continue and blamed Sabrina for plotting the crime. "It was inevitable that Rob needed to die for Sabrina and I to move forward with our relationship.”

The defense argued that Hearn was controlling and manipulative and that Sabrina had no idea of his intention to kill prior to the incident. Although investigators had questioned her about her relations, she initially did not disclose the affair, which she later claimed was to protect their reputations.

Sabrina Limon was initially convicted in October but then asked for a new trial on grounds that her lawyers at the time didn't prepare her to take the stand. That motion was denied, according to Bakersfield.com.

Robert Limon's family spoke out following the sentence. 

“No amount of time Sabrina spends in prison will ever bring my brother back,” said his sister Lydia Marrero, according to Bakersfield.com.

Sabrina's lawyer, Sharon Beth Marshall, said she’s not optimistic that her client would be granted parole or see the lower end of the sentence. 

“I tell my clients that anytime they have an ‘L’ attached at the end of their sentence, you’re not getting out of prison,” she said. That said, the defense is still appealing the decision for a new trial.

The Limons have two children who have been under the care of a relative.


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[Photo: Lydia Marrero personal photo]