20-year-old guilty of stabbing death, hiring a hit man

Amy Adamson

A jury determined Friday afternoon that a woman accused of stabbing a man to death and hiring a hit man to kill witnesses is guilty on all charges except for the most serious charge of first-degree murder.

Amy Adamson, 20, was found guilty of second-degree murder, first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with physical evidence, tampering with a witness and two counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

Adamson was arrested Jan. 15 in the stabbing death of 20-year-old Ramon Sandoval, who was found dead near an Orchard Mesa apartment complex. Authorities alleged Adamson killed Sandoval because she thought he had been flirting with her girlfriend.

In June, Adamson was charged with attempting to hire a hit man to kill two witnesses in the case.

Adamson turned to family members in the front row to say, “Sorry,” and that she loved them, as she was being led away by deputies to the jail.

Amber Sandoval, sister of Ramon Sandoval, said she was pleased with the verdict.

“I was impatient,” she said. “I was ready to get this over with.”

Sentencing for Adamson is at 10 a.m. Wednesday.


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