ANGLETON — Rita Young doesn’t cut the sort of figure people might imagine charged with capital murder. Now, she sits convicted of that charge, looking at spending the rest of her days in prison.

Young, 61, ordered the killing of 49-year-old Don Allen Weido in January 2017 because she had an unsubstantiated belief he molested a relative, prosecutors said. She told police she just wanted the two men involved — Stephen Heiman and Jarret Angst — to go to Weido’s residence and beat him up, a claim a Brazoria County jury did not believe.

Wes Wolfe is a reporter for The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0152.

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