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Woman due in court for plot to kill husband

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Amy Pearson, also known as Amy Bessey, was accused of conspiring to kill her husband, Robert Bessey. (LVMPD) Amy Pearson, also known as Amy Bessey, was accused of conspiring to kill her husband, Robert Bessey. (LVMPD)
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A Las Vegas woman accused of conspiring to kill her estranged husband was scheduled to make her first court appearance Wednesday following her arrest.

Amy Pearson surrendered to Las Vegas Metro police on Jan. 4 on charges connected to a drive-by shooting incident that injured her husband Robert Bessey last November.

According to police, investigators learned, through a series of interviews with family friends and relatives, that the Nov. 14 alleged hit on Robert may have been planned in order to benefit from a payout of his nearly $400,000 life insurance policy and social security benefits.

An arrest report said Amy was in the midst of divorce proceedings at the time of the shooting.

Pearson's adopted son, Michael, and brother, Richard Pearson, were previously arrested in connection to Robert's attempted slaying.

In the arrest report, Amy and Michael Bessey were witnessed as saying, by relatives and friends, that Robert physically and mentally abused them.

Police accuse Amy of directing Michael and Richard Pearson to drive next to Robert Bessey's vehicle and shoot him while on Interstate 15. Bessey survived the shooting after being struck in the base of his neck, police said.

The arrest report also places Amy in a previous attempt to kill her husband. Amy's sister-in-law, in the report, told investigators that she offered $50,000 to Michael's former girlfriend to poison Robert.

She faces charges including attempted murder with a deadly weapon, battery with substantial bodily harm and conspiracy to commit murder.

Amy Pearson's hearing was scheduled for 7:30 a.m. at Las Vegas Justice Court.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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