Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

August 13, 2013

Va. school nurse pleads guilty in murder plot

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. — A Franklin County nurse has pleaded guilty to helping a friend try to hire a hit man to kill the woman’s ex-husband.

Media outlets report that 38-year-old Cathy Warren Bennett of Rocky Mount pleaded guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court to conspiracy to solicit murder.

Bennett faces up to 10 years in prison. Sentencing is set for Oct. 17.

Prosecutors say Bennett and former kindergarten teacher Angela Nolen approached a co-worker about hiring a hit man to kill Nolen’s ex-husband, Paul Strickler. The co-worker contacted authorities and Nolen met with an undercover state police agent instead.

The 47-year-old Nolen pleaded guilty in June to solicit to commit murder. She faces up to 40 years in prison when sentenced next week.


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