Man gets life in hit man trial


Published: Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
WEST PALM BEACH - A Boca Raton man was sentenced to life in prison plus 120 years Tuesday for hiring hit men to kill his former wife and her husband in a 1997 shooting.
Ronald Samuels, 58, was convicted earlier in the day and then sentenced, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He had fled the country before being charged in an eight-count indictment in 1998.
Prosecutors said Samuels hired several crack addicts to kill his ex-wife, Heather, and her husband, John Grossman, during a battle over child support and visitation.
Heather Grossman has required 24-nursing care and a ventilator since the shooting. John Grossman survived with minor injuries. He died before the case was brought to trial.

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