Woman gets life without parole for brother-in-law's death

Graciela Arjona // File Photo

A jury has sentenced a Mission woman to life in prison without parole for participating in a murder-for-hire plot to kill her brother-in-law.

Graciela Arjona appeared for sentencing in the 93rd State District Court in Edinburg on Monday morning.

Jurors convicted Arjona last week for participating in a plot to kill her brother-in-law Reyes Garcia.

Garcia was killed during a June 2010 home invasion in Mission.

Investigators later learned that Garcia TMs wife and her sister Arjona were both on the scheme.

Defense attorneys for Arjona announced that they plan to file an appeal.