Erica Meltzer Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 12/17/2010 11:24:41 AM MST
A Boulder woman who tried to bribe a juror in a weapons case, then attempted to flea to Canada, will serve 13 years in prison.
Darine Chely, 51, pleaded guilty in October to jury tampering, theft and violating a bond condition.
Chely was on trial in April on charges of reckless endangerment and possession of a weapon by a previous offender after police said she fired a bullet into her next-door neighbor's home in 2009. Chely said the gun went off accidentally.
On April 21, according to an arrest affidavit, a juror who was hearing that case found a note offering him $5,000 to acquit Chely.
"Eric, please don't find me guilty," the note said. "I will pay $5,000. I am very frightened. Please don't give this to anyone."
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Boulder woman accused of jury tampering sentenced to 13 years