A Defiance woman is facing the potential for a life prison term, after she was found guilty of Aggravated Murder in Defiance County Common Pleas Court. Judith Hawkey of Defiance was also found guilty on multiple counts of Child Endangering. That sentencing hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
Hawkey was convicted of coercing her 10 year old adopted son to shoot and kill his father, Robert Breininger, in 2003. It was also discovered, Judith Hawkey had physically and emotionally abused the child over a period of years.