Peoria woman convicted in husband's 2013 killing

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Michelle Dawn Gibson By Jennifer Thomas Michelle Dawn Gibson By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Peoria woman has been convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in her husband's 2013 death.
 
Maricopa County Superior Court jurors found 43-year-old Michelle Dawn Gibson guilty on Monday. She faces a Jan. 6 sentencing.
 
She was arrested after 39-year-old Steven Gibson Sr. was found dead in the family's home in March 2013.
 
Peoria police say he was beaten with a baseball bat, stabbed multiple times and his throat was slit.
 
Court documents said Michelle Gibson and her teenage son and daughter planned the murder with the mother alleging domestic violence and saying she feared her husband would kill her.
 
Last August, 17-year-old Steven Gibson Jr. was sentenced to 22 years in prison and three years of probation. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and hindering prosecution.

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