Uloma Curry-Walker, 45, was sentenced to life imprisonment after she ordered the killing of her husband of four months to claim his insurance Money. However, the plan to get the money failed because there was one detail that was not secured – the beneficiary’s name was not changed that happened to be the victim's ex-Wife.

A murder for insurance money

Curry-Walker lost her freedom, her husband, and her chance to get out of debt because the amount of $131,000 in insurance was claimed by the former wife. William Walker, a fire fighter, was killed by Ryan Dotty who was commissioned by Curry-Walker’s daughter’s boyfriend. Curry-Walker gave $US1000 to her daughter’s boyfriend Chad Padgett as a down payment for the killing of Walker.

Padgett hired his cousin Chris Hein but he failed to kill Walter. Padgett then asked Dotty to kill the victim.

Dotty was sentenced to 23 years, Padgett got 28 years, and Hein was sentenced to 18 years in prison as reported by News. The Walker spouse will be sentenced next month. Padgett, Hein, and Dotty became state witnesses to reveal all they knew and their participation in the crime.

The 45-year-old failed to check the beneficiary of her husband’s life insurance policy. At the time of his death the ex-wife is still the beneficiary. Curry-Walker was reportedly neck-tied with debts and she thought her financial difficulty will be solved if she caused her husband to die and claim his death benefit.

Illicit affairs are the grounds where murders often grows

Another case of killing for insurance money happened and this time, the mother orchestrated the murder with the help of her two children from her first marriage.

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The mother was sentenced to 33 years in prison, her son Danny to 23 years and her daughter to 5 years in prison. The victim was the step dad of the teenagers and the amount involved is more than $3 million.

The family of the victim is asking for a longer prison term because the mother destroyed the lives and future of the children. There are also cases where the criminal is the lover of the beneficiary and they murder to get away with their illicit affair and at the same time claim the insurance money.

A life insurance is the amount paid to the beneficiary of the deceased as stipulated in the contract. It is binding among the two parties – the insurance company, the ensured, and the beneficiary. The death benefit or the amount in the insurance policy will be given to the beneficiary in exchange for the premiums paid.