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New Jersey elementary school teacher, her parents, jailed after murder of her former husband

By Mason White 10:21 AM August 9, 2013
Kathleen Dorsett 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) An elementary school teacher was arrested, charged and convicted of murder related charges after she conspired with her parents to murder her former husband, according to court proceedings in New Jersey.

Now, a court sentenced her to jail.

The jury saw images of the body of Stephen Moore, and they also heard inconsistent statements from the three defendants, Kathleen Dorsett and her parents, who were sentenced to a combined total of 110 years in prison for the 2010 death of Moore.

She and her parents Thomas and Lesley Dorsett, had earlier pleaded guilty to charges in the death of Moore, and she and her mother also pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder Moore’s mother in order to block her from testifying against them during a custody trial.

The murder plot arose during the custody trial of Kathleen’s 20-month-old daughter Elizabeth, according to prosecutors.
When Stephen Moore returned his daughter to her mother’s home, Kathleen Dorsett lured him to the back of the residence where her father jumped out from behind bushes and hit his head with a metal object. Then, Moore choked him with a rope before dumping his body in the car trunk of her mother, according to prosecutors.

Kathleen Dorsett was sentenced to a total of 58 years in jail. Lesley Dorsett received a seven-year jail sentence for a conviction of conspiracy, after authorities said she paid $1,000 to a police informant to kill Evlyn Moore.
Thomas Dorsett was sentenced to 45 years in jail. Prosecutors said that Dorsett paid a man to burn the car of Evlyn Moore with her dead child in the trunk, but ended up doing it himself.