Woman sentenced to life in prison in murder-for-hire plot of ex-boyfriend

Vanessa Cameron convicted of murder for a second time



SAN ANTONIO – Vanessa Cameron was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for killing her ex-boyfriend in a murder-for-hire scheme.

The Bexar County District Attorney's Office said it took the jury a little more than an hour to render Cameron's sentencing. 


Vanessa Cameron, who was on trial for the second time for killing her ex-boyfriend, has been found guilty, the Bexar County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

In 2012, Cameron was found guilty and sentenced to 70 years in prison for the murder of Samuel Johnson, who was found shot to death on Jan. 13, 2010.

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Prosecutors said Johnson, Cameron's ex-boyfriend and the father to their 1-year-old son, was killed in a murder-for-hire scheme in an attempt for Cameron to collect his life insurance money.

Her conviction, however, was overturned on a legal technicality in 2014.

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Cameron could face a new sentence of five to 99 years to life in prison. The sentencing phase will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the 226th District Court.

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