Las Vegas Murder in the Family

In a bizarre twist of events, a Las Vegas woman and her son have been charged with trying to kill her husband. Amy Pearson, 42; her brother Richard Pearson, 49 and her adopted son Michael Bessey, 21 have all been arrested for the attempted murder of Robert Bessey, 49.

Amy and Robert were in the middle of divorce proceedings due to an affair she was having with Michael. The wife realized that once the divorce was final, she would no longer be the beneficiary to his $400,000 life insurance policy. That’s when the mother and son began conspiring to kill their husband and father.

A murder attempt occurred on November 14, 2012. That’s when Robert Bessey was shot in the head while driving on Interstate 15. Bessey survived the shooting and surveillance video at a nearby gas station revealed footage of his son and brother-in-law together shortly after the incident.

After this attempt, police began monitoring conversations between Amy Pearson and her son in order to build a case against the woman. Other evidence came from a cellmate of Michael Bessey who claims the man confessed to conspiring with his adoptive mother. Michael Bessey has also allegedly written a letter to his father after his incarceration.

In any criminal matter, it’s important to remember that the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Those who have been arrested for a crime can contact a criminal defense attorney here in Vegas to help them preserve their rights.