Woman sentenced to 45 years in death of stepfather

Dawn Richburg El Paso County Sheriff's Office

A woman has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to plotting to kill her stepfather.

Dawn Richburg, 34, was sentenced Monday in Colorado Springs. She pleaded guilty in August to plotting to kill her stepfather, Miguel “Mike” Barajas, in February 2013.

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Barajas was found shot to death in the bedroom of his Security-Widefield home after an apparent break-in, which was later determined to have been staged. Investigators say the plot was hatched by Richburg, her mother and a male acquaintance named Tommy Wright, who later acknowledged pulling the trigger.


AP contributed to this report. 

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