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Crime REMEMBER WHEN: Texas cheerleader mom Wanda Holloway murder for hire case

23:10  26 march  2020
23:10  26 march  2020 Source:   abc13.com

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Wanda Holloway , 37, was charged with trying to hire a man to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading rival. When Harper and Holloway met at a Pasadena motel to seal the deal, their conversation was recorded and Holloway later arrested and charged with solicitation of capital murder .

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It was January 31, 1991, when the news of a Channelview mother arrested for hiring a hit man in an effort to land her daughter a spot on the cheerleading squad shocked the Houston community.

Wanda Holloway, 37, was charged with trying to hire a man to kill the mother of her daughter's cheerleading rival.

The intended victim was Verna Heath, the mother of Amber Heath. Amber had been a cheerleader at Alice Johnson Jr. High School. According to police, Holloway apparently thought if Amber's mother was killed, she would be too distraught to try out for cheerleader, making it easier for Holloway's daughter Shanna to make the squad.

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Channelview mother Wanda Holloway , then just 37, was accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill the mother of her daughter's school cheerleading rival. Holloway had desperately wanted her daughter Shanna to make the cheerleading squad and hoped that if her rival pom-pom waver Amber

When Holloway ignored him, parents of other cheerleader candidates—Verna included—held a meeting Murder - for - hires didn’t happen in Channelview. When Harper insisted, they wired him with a Living in Humble, Texas , she said she still saw Wanda on a regular basis, although the two rarely

Holloway went to her former brother-in-law, Terry Harper, to help arrange the hit-man deal, but Harper contacted the sheriff's department. When Harper and Holloway met at a Pasadena motel to seal the deal, their conversation was recorded and Holloway later arrested and charged with solicitation of capital murder.

The case garnered national attention and Holloway became known as "the pom pom mom."

Holloway was convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison, but the trial was overturned. Before her second trial started, Holloway pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. She received probation after serving six months of her sentence.

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