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Sabrina Limon found guilty of husband's murder

Sabrina Limon is seen Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in Kern County court in Bakersfield, Calif., shortly after she learned she was found guilty of the murder of her husband. (KBAK/KBFX photo/pool camera)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Jurors ruled Thursday that Sabrina Limon conspired with her lover to kill her husband, finding her guilty of murder and several other charges.

The jury of nine women and three men heard evidence, arguments and testimony for more than three weeks before coming to its decision.

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Limon was charged with six felonies.

She was found guilty of:

  • murder
  • conspiracy to commit murder
  • soliciting murder
  • being an accessory after the fact


She was found not guilty of:

  • attempted murder
  • poisoning


Robert Limon, a railroad worker, was shot in 2014 at an industrial complex in Tehachapi. Jonathan Hearn, with whom Sabrina Limon was having an affair, pulled the trigger.

Sabrina was arrested in January, days before Hearn took a plea deal and promised to testify against his lover in exchange for a reduction in his charges.

After the court hearing, family and friends on both sides offered their reaction.

“I’m excited. I’m relieved. It’s just been a long three years, and it’s time to put this behind us and, and just move on," said Chris Wilson, Robert Limon's sister. "It’ll never bring my brother back, but it’ll bring justice."


Sabrina Limon's sister staunchly maintained her sister's innocence.

"You know what, she was with a psychopath and didn’t know it,” said Julie Cordova, referencing Sabrina Limon's relationship with Hearn.

Sentencing has been scheduled for Nov. 3.

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