LOUISVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) — A federal grand jury in Louisville has charged a Louisville physician with her role in a murder-for-hire scheme.
Dr. Stephanie M. Russell, 51, is charged with one count the use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire.
Russell was using telephones to contact a person she believed she was paying to kill her former husband. Russell was actually in contact with a person from the FBI who was working undercover.
If convicted, Russell faces a maximum of 10 years in prison with no parole.
The case is scheduled for a jury trial before a U.S. District Judge on August 22, 2022. The FBI is still investigating the case.