Osterville Woman Indicted for Hiring Man to Kill Husband

Tricia Lasher

Tricia Lasher

BARNSTABLE – An alleged murder-for-hire plot led to the indictment of an Osterville woman last week.

Tricia A. Lasher, 45, was charged with attempting to commit a crime and solicitation to commit a felony, according to Barnstable Police Detective Valerie Hemmila who investigated the case along with state troopers with the Cape & Islands District Attorney’s Office.

Lasher is accused of paying $8,000 to $10,000 for the crime in the summer of 2013.

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She has been released on bail and is awaiting trial.

Her trial will be handled by the Essex County District Attorney’s office.

Buddy Bothwell

Buddy Bothwell

Lasher’s husband was later shot in the head in October 2013. Police allege the shooter was Buddy Bothwell of Sandwich, who they say was Lasher’s boyfriend.

Bothwell is being held at the Barnstable County Correctional Facility awaiting trial.

Lasher’s husband survived the shooting and he and Lasher divorced, according to Hemmila.