Traci Hadden sentenced for involvement in attempted murder


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho - Finally, a family in Shoshone has closure with the sentencing of the last of three people involved in an attempted murder case.

On April 1st, 2009, 60 year old businessman Craig Hadden was shot four times outside his home northeast of Shoshone, he survived the attack.

His former daughter in law, 34 year old Traci Nicole Hadden, initially pled not guilty to aiding and abetting attempted murder, grand theft by receiving stolen property and criminal solicitation to commit a crime.

Traci then changed her plea in February, pleading guilty to the first two counts, in exchange for having the third one dismissed.

Tuesday, her former father-in-law Craig Hadden says now he's constantly afraid that somebody's going to shoot him again; he said he believes he's in serious danger.

Traci apologized to her former father in law for the first time; but District Judge John Butler said given Traci’s attitude up to this point, the apology rang hollow.

Butler sentenced Traci to ten years in prison fixed, up to a total of 15 years.

He said this prison term would begin after the seven years minimum, 14 years maximum term she was already sentenced to, on an unrelated grand theft charge for stealing cattle.

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