Eunice Woman Pleads Guilty to Solicitation to Commit Murder

Staff Report
The Associated Press

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A Eunice woman whose husband was fatally shot two years ago has pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

State District Judge Don Maddox has scheduled sentencing for Aug. 18 for 39-year-old Stephanie Blagg.  Authorities say 40-year-old Darrell Blagg was found dead from a gunshot wound Aug. 11, 2006, in his Eunice home.

State police say two men were arrested last month in the case.  Authorities say 39-year-old Billy Kelley of Lubbock, Texas, is being held in the Lea County jail on $250,000 bond on charges including solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

Officials say 30-year-old Juan Muro of Eunice is being held in the jail on $1 million bond on charges including first-degree murder.