Man Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Murder-For-Hire
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The man accused of murdering a Nashville mother in a murder-for-hire-plot was sentenced to life without parole by a jury on Friday.
Cory Cotham was found guilty on Thursday of first degree murder in the case of Veronica Bozza, who was found dead inside her home back in August of 2010. Cotham was hired by Veronica's ex-husband, Timothy Bozza to commit the murder.
During the trial this week Cotham denied having anything to do with Veronica's death. He told the jury that on the night of her death, he was helping another female friend of his. Prosecutors went on to say that Veronica's ex-husband Timothy Bozza and Cotham worked together and were good friends. Cotham actually lived with Timothy and Veronica Bozza years before and knew they were going through a difficult divorce and custody battle.
Bozza also testified during the trial that he and Cotham discussed having Cotham kill his wife for $10,000.
Timothy Bozza is also charged with first degree murder. A trial date for Bozza has not yet been set.