Tahereh Ghassemi’s murder-for-hire: How did detectives solve the case?
In his testimony, Richter claimed that Tyler Ashpaugh shot the 54-year-old woman in the head with a .22-caliber revolver. He further testified that burying the victim was his idea since Hamid had asked him to ensure that nobody could find the body.
Court documents reportedly revealed that Tahereh and Hamid had divorced recently. Their son described the ordeal to be a difficult and lengthy process that lasted for many years. Per WAFB Channel 9, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux stated that Hamid owed the victim more than $1 million and two homes as part of the divorce settlement.
Eight years later, a jury found 72-year-old Hamid guilty of first-degree murder for plotting Tahereh Ghassemi’s murder-for-hire. He received a life sentence. Previously, all three hired hitmen had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.