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Aug 7, 2015 5:26 PM

Woman sentenced to 15-30 years for involvement in Exeter murder


BRENTWOOD - An Epping woman has been sentenced to 15-30 years in prison for her role in the 2013 murder of her husband's ex-wife.

Sarah Desjardins, 36, pleaded guilty on Friday to two charges: conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to hindering apprehension. She was offered a plea deal in exchange.

Previously, Desjardins had pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors said Desjardins knew about a plan her husband, Aaron Desjardins, had formulated to kill his ex-wife, Amanda "Amy" Warf of North Hampton.

“He stated that it was both of our decisions to kill Amanda, meaning his and Sarah’s," said Senior Assistant Attorney General Susan Morrell in the courtroom.

Aaron Desjardins has already been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killing.

Accused of being an accomplice, Sarah Desjardins was described by Warf's family as a jealous type who used Aaron and Warf's son to create confrontation.

Warf's mother, Nancy, said Sarah Desjardins would use perfume on the former couple's son William to make Amy jealous.

“My daughter was sentenced to death by Sarah," Warf said. "Amy had told me before that that she was afraid of Sarah.”

A judge sentenced Desjardins to 15-30 years in state prison, with a chance of early release if she remains on good behavior.

Prosecutors have also charged Aaron Desjardin's sister, Michele Corson of Maine, with conspiracy in connection to Warf's killing.

Morrell said Corson would be sentenced in mid-September.


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