Valley woman convicted of trying to kill her husband, sentenced to 15 years

Valley woman convicted of trying to kill her husband, sentenced to 15 years

Martie Soderberg was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday afternoon after having been found guilty of attempting to hire a friend to kill her husband.

The sentence was handed down by Spokane County Superior Court Judge John Cooney.

Prior to the sentence, her defense attorney made a final statement to the judge, asking him to take into consideration Soderberg’s challenging upbringing and lack of a criminal history.

State prosecutors asked the judge to consider what might have happened should the man Soderberg asked to murder her husband not called the police, and not been willing to wear a wire to record Soderberg.

Soderberg and her daughter, Jennifer Blackshear, also spoke before the sentencing.

“I feel badly for what I said on the tapes,” Soderberg said. “If I could take it all back I would.”

She also said she loves her husband of 16-years.

“My mother is all talk, and listening to those tapes, I personally think she would not have gone through with it, she would have made a plan, but she would have never gone through with it,” said Blackshear.

Soderberg faces several other unrelated charges and will appear back in court for those next month.