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1245266 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-08-10 22:16:40.0 UTC 2012-08-10T18:16:40.000-04:00 lithia-man-sentenced-in-2007-murder-for-hire Published 2012-08-11 02:45:11.0 UTC 2012-08-10T22:45:11.000-04:00 news/courts/criminal DTI 95679714 TAMPA — A Lithia man was found guilty of murder for hire five years after a woman and her lover paid him to kill her husband. Luis Angel Lopez, 24, was convicted Aug. 3 in connection with the murder of Thomas Sehorne after a weeklong trial in federal court. Sehorne's wife, Cristie Sehorne-Bottorff and her lover Jerry Bottorff, who both pleaded guilty on July 9, testified against Lopez during the trial last week. Michael Garcia, who served as a middleman between the couple and Lopez and helped arrange the murder, cooperated with officials during the past two years while he was in jail on unrelated drug charges, deputies said. All four defendants face life in prison. The murder occurred on June 6, 2007, when Lopez shot Sehorne outside his home in Lithia. Hillsborough sheriff's deputies discovered that Sehorne's wife was having an affair with Bottorff and the two had called Garcia for help in finding someone to murder Sehorne. Garcia agreed upon a price of $60,000 for the murder. Lopez, Sehorne-Bottorff and Bottorff are all scheduled to be sentenced separately in late October. Caitlin Johnston can be reached at cjohnston@tampabay.com or (813) 225-3111. By Caitlin Johnston, Times Staff Writer Hillsborough,News,Courts,breaking-news,Criminal Lithia man sentenced in 2007 murder-for-hire CJOHNSTONN He killed the husband of a woman who conspired with her lover in the plot. TAM Tampa &amp; State dhvr5 dhvr5 Man is guilty in murder for hire Tampa 3 tpmurder0811012.2st Man is guilty in murder for hire 2012-08-11 04:00:00.0 UTC 2012-08-11T00:00:00.000-04:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2012/08/10/95679714-lithia-man-sentenced-in-2007-murder-for-hire StaffArticle 2012-11-19 19:15:45.0 UTC 2012-11-19T14:15:45.000-05:00 news,courtsCourtsnews,courts,criminalCriminal CourtsTAMPA — A Lithia man was found guilty of murder for hire five years after a woman and her lover paid him to kill her husband.Hillsborough,News,Courts,breaking-news,CriminalHillsborough,News,Courts,breaking-news,CriminalCaitlin Johnston 1276046 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-02-21 17:52:33.0 UTC 2013-02-21T12:52:33.000-05:00 caitlin-johnston published Caitlin Johnston <p>Caitlin Johnston covers transportation, breaking news and features in Hillsborough County. She is a graduate of Indiana University, with her master's from the University of Maryland.</p><p>She's always looking for story ideas.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 103555085 Caitlin Johnston covers transportation, breaking news and features in Hillsborough County. She is a graduate of Indiana University, with her master's from the University of Maryland. She's always looking for story ideas. <p>Phone: (813) 226-3401</p><p>E-mail: <a href="mailto:cjohnston@<i>tampabay</i>.com ">cjohnston@<i>tampabay</i>.com</a> </p><p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/cljohnst">@cljohnst</a></p> 1 Caitlin Johnston of the Tampa Bay Times /resources/images/dti/2013/02/Caitlin_Johnston_wp_10322498.jpg SKIP O'ROURKE | Times true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/103555085-caitlin-johnston AuthorProfile <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">CAITLIN JOHNSTON</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2280959 2016-06-09 16:24:39.0 UTC 2 Months Ago pistol-stolen-27-years-ago-is-recovered-in-oregon news/humaninterest Stolen gun returned to Lithia man 27 years later StaffArticle 2278601 2016-05-23 18:46:50.0 UTC 3 Months Ago st-petersburg-teen-sentenced-to-prison-after-pleading-guilty-to-attempted news/courts/criminal St. Petersburg teen sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder StaffArticle 2270276 2016-03-22 02:40:51.0 UTC 5 Months Ago man-sentenced-to-prison-for-stalking-women news/nation Man sentenced to prison for stalking women StaffArticle <p>TAMPA — A Lithia man was found guilty of murder for hire five years after a woman and her lover paid him to kill her husband.</p> <p>Luis Angel Lopez, 24, was convicted Aug. 3 in connection with the murder of Thomas Sehorne after a weeklong trial in federal court. Sehorne's wife, Cristie Sehorne-Bottorff and her lover Jerry Bottorff, who both pleaded guilty on July 9, testified against Lopez during the trial last week.</p> <p>Michael Garcia, who served as a middleman between the couple and Lopez and helped arrange the murder, cooperated with officials during the past two years while he was in jail on unrelated drug charges, deputies said.</p> <p>All four defendants face life in prison.</p> <p>The murder occurred on June 6, 2007, when Lopez shot Sehorne outside his home in Lithia. Hillsborough sheriff's deputies discovered that Sehorne's wife was having an affair with Bottorff and the two had called Garcia for help in finding someone to murder Sehorne. Garcia agreed upon a price of $60,000 for the murder.</p> <p>Lopez, Sehorne-Bottorff and Bottorff are all scheduled to be sentenced separately in late October.</p> <p><i>Caitlin Johnston can be reached </i> <i>at cjohnston@tampabay.com or (813) 225-3111.</i></p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:40:22