COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) - The wife of a former Coffee County deputy pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal attempt to commit murder.
She was sentenced to 25 years. She will serve the first 15 in prison, the rest on probation.
Lockhart was sentenced to 25 years as well. He will serve the first 12 in prison and the remainder on probation.
The investigation began when Anthony called 911 to report someone had shot him outside his home.
He told police that he had received a call to go outside from Cindy asking him to look for something she thought had fallen from her vehicle.
Police said when Anthony left his home, Lockhart shot at him.
Cindy and Lockhart were arrested.
At the time, Cindy was charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and Lockhart was charged with aggravated assault and 2nd-degree burglary.
In a release from the Assistant District Attorney Ian Sansot's office, Lockhart told police that attempted to kill Anthony at Cindy's request.
He also told police Cindy had previously made attempts on Anthony's life, and she ultimately dropped Lockhart off at the home with the gun that day.
Officials said Cindy admitted to orchestrating the act, and that it was the result of a lifetime of abuse from Anthony.
According to the sheriff's office, she had never filed a report or complaint with those allegations.
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