RUMFORD — A woman accused on being involved in her ex-husband’s murder plead to criminal conspiracy and criminal solicitation Friday.

Two counts of murder against Gayla Sheldon, 25, of Rumford were dropped, as was a charge of hindering apprehension or prosecution. She faces 25 years in prison with all but 15 years suspended and four years of probation afterward.

Sheldon’s husband, Victor Reed Sheldon, and his friend Roger Leroy Day Jr. were shot to death in 2009. Eric Hamel and Richard Moulton, who was Gayla Sheldon’s boyfriend at the time, confessed to the killings and pleaded guilty to murder.

 In December 2010, Sheldon was indicted and arrested on two charges of murder in addition to criminal conspiracy, criminal solicitation and hindering apprehension or prosecution.

Sheldon was indicted after an Oxford County grand jury heard evidence presented by Hamel, 21, and Moulton, 22, who were both been convicted for their roles in the murders of Victor Sheldon and Day on Aug. 3, 2009, at Day’s home on Pine Street.

When Hamel and Moulton were arrested, they told police the killings were payback for an assault against Sheldon by her husband.

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