A Fayette County judge has permitted the addition of two solicitation counts to the charges against a Republic woman who allegedly tried to hire a hitman to kill her husband.
Charges of solicitation for criminal homicide and for aggravated assault were added by Fayette County District Attorney Rich Bower to charges against Roxanne Guty, 52, following an order from Fayette County Judge Steve Leskinen permitting prosecutors to add the charges.
Guty already faces several charges for allegedly offering to split a $50,000 life insurance policy with a man in exchange for him killing her husband, Arthur Guty Jr. She was originally charged with attempted homicide and conspiracy of homicide and is currently free on $100,000 bond.
In June, Bower stated that based upon the allegations against Roxanne Guty, adding the solicitation charges was appropriate.
Pennsylvania’s crimes code states, in part, that a solicitation charge applies if a person encourages or asks another person to engage in specific conduct which would constitute a crime or attempt to commit a crime.