The Amy Bessey trial which has captured national attention is expected to resume Monday.
The Las Vegas woman is on trial for conspiring to kill her estranged husband, Robert Bessey, allegedly said that her husband was worth more to her, “dead, then alive”.
Bessey, also known as Amy D. Pearson, is accused of conspiring with her son, Michael Bessey, 22, and her brother, Robert Pearson, 31, to murder Robert Bessey, who was shot in the neck in November 2011 .
Michael is Amy Bessey’s biological son and was adopted by Robert Bessey two years after they were married.
The pair was married for 18 years.
Even before she was arrested Bessey apparently wanted her husband dead and had offered Michael Pearson’s girlfriend $50,000 if she would poison Bessey.
Bessey was able to call for help after being shot in the neck while driving.
He provided evidence to investigators that led straight to his wife, who would have stood to inherit hundreds of thousands of dollars in life insurance benefits.
In addition to suspecting that his wife was involved in the attempt on his life, Bessey also suspected his wife of having a sexual relationship with their son, Michael.
After Michael was arrested, he wrote to his mother and said, “I miss touching you”.
A text message presented in court by the prosecution that was sent hours before Bessey was shot from Robert Pearson to his sister said,
I love it when a plan comes together.
The introduction of the text message into evidence is being challenged by Amy Bessey’s attorneys, who, according to Fox 5 Vegas, might have mounted a different legal strategy had they known of it’s existence.
The matter will be addressed Monday morning and a ruling is expected to be made as to whether or not the text message can be admitted.
It is unknown if Amy Bessey will take the stand in her defense.
She has pleaded not guilty and faces up to 91 years in prison if found guilty of attempted murder, conspiracy and related charges.
Richard Pearson and Michael Bessey, who have also pleaded not guilty, are expected to go to trial Feb. 24 facing similar charges.