Carrollton Woman Convicted In Murder-For-Hire Scheme Loses Bid For Sentence Reduction

L.P. Phillips
March 28, 2018 - 1:54 pm
Vera Guthrie-Nail

Credit: Texas Dept. Criminal Justice


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A Carrollton woman convicted in a murder-for-hire scheme has lost a bid to get her sentence reduced. 

Vera Elizabeth Guthrie-Nail is currently serving a 50-year prison term for arranging the murder of her estranged husband.

Craig Nail was gunned down and his girlfriend was critically wounded in an attack back in 2007. The attack had been arranged by Guthrie-Nail.

She had started trial in 2012 when she abruptly pleaded guilty and took a 50-year sentence. Since then, Guthrie-Nail has been trying to use a legal technicality to get the sentence reduced. And it didn't work this time, either.

The Court of Criminal Appeals ruled the arguments, as they stand, are not appealable.

The court however did leave the door open for other attempts.