Mother sentenced for plotting to kill daughter’s ex-husband

Published 9:45 am Monday, October 31, 2016

LE CENTER — A southern Minnesota mother accused of plotting to kill her daughter’s ex-husband has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

Sixty-year-old Linda Bloom of Cleveland and her 41-year-old daughter, Blanche Wilson of Le Sueur, were charged in June with conspiracy to commit murder.

According to a press release, Bloom was to stand trial this week but pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to 10 years, 10 months and 15 days in prison.

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Bloom and her daughter were accused of enlisting an undercover officer to kill Wilson’s ex-husband, who had recently received custody of the pair’s three children. Wilson has pleaded not guilty.