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Aspen socialite accused of car bombing her ex-husband

Aspen Socialite Accused of Car-Bombing Her Ex-Husband

An Aspen socialite is on trial for first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder after her ex-husband died from a bomb planted in his car. The crimes happened back in 1996. "Good Morning America" has more on the case that took 17 years to come to trial.

'Prosecutors say 56-year-old Pamela Phillips was accustomed to a lavish lifestyle.'

They say while she was married to real estate developer Gary Triano, she was treated to fancy cars and homes. After their divorce, the fortune began to dwindle.

Phillips allegedly hired a former boyfriend to kill her former husband with a car bomb.

Prosecutors allege Phillips' motive was to collect on Triano's $2 million life insurance policy.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, prosecutors accuse Phillips of paying Ronald Young $400,000 to kill her ex-husband. Young fled after Triano's death, but was arrested in 2005. In 2010, he was tried and convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Authorities also found documents making Phillips, who had moved abroad, an additional suspect.

'Authorities say she knew she was wanted, and through her attorneys said she would be turning herself in. She never did. She was arrested and extradited,' KVOA reports.

At the time, a judge found Phillips unfit to stand trial. But now, years later, the trial is underway and one man who was with Triano right before he died is taking the stand. Here's KGUN.

'Luis Ruben Lopez and Triano played a round of golf at the La Paloma Country Club. Lopez said he shook triano's hand in the parking lot, said goodbye and walked to his car. That's when he heard the explosion,' KGUN reported.

Triano died almost immediately from the planted pipe bomb. Phillips has pleaded not guilty, and the trial is expected to last six weeks.

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Millie February 24 2014 at 11:20 PM

I say over and over Bring back the strap!! People have no conscience to do something like this!

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Brian Workman February 24 2014 at 11:12 PM

Where's Perry Mason whenyou need him!?!?

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philipcamara February 24 2014 at 9:56 PM

that is no way to have a blast with your ex ! she could have just let him go his own way that hot taco between her legs is better than any bomb she could have found another lover there is life after divorce money is not everything you can have lots of fun without living life lavishly

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gfirealty February 24 2014 at 8:45 PM

Ahhh....another dead spouse over money.

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GAIL JOHNSON February 24 2014 at 8:40 PM

And is it all worth it ? I don't care if it's for ALL the money in the world, but us gals love our diamonds and fun, don't we ?

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wnstnrace1 February 24 2014 at 8:29 PM

WOW! Yet ANOTHER case of Affluenza!

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bcrnbs2 February 24 2014 at 8:15 PM

IF SHE GETS A LIBERAL JUDGE, A LIBERAL LAWYER AND A LIBERAL JURY, WASTE OF TAX PAYERS MONEY. NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF LIBERLISUM..

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bcrnbs2 February 24 2014 at 8:13 PM

HER HUSBAND CAME TO ME IN A DREAM, TOLD ME SHE WASNT GUILTY...

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valdemarjr February 24 2014 at 7:27 PM

why show a VIDEO.... and then have the same exact written TEXT right below it?

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fish59 February 24 2014 at 8:26 PM

Many Americans now have trouble reading. They avoid text and look for a video. Sad, but true. Thus we can elect what we have in the oval office now.

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christierandall February 24 2014 at 8:56 PM

you are idiot...Obama is 100 times smarter than Bush was....so glad Mittens didn't win.

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cab6bois February 24 2014 at 10:45 PM

Everyone does not want to watch the video!!! That's why...

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grgrytckr February 24 2014 at 7:17 PM

The one Pic they have of her back in 1996 she was a total babe. Not so much now that she is 56, she needs to spend life in prison.

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