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    RUTHANN ARON ON TRIAL
    THE 'HIT MAN' TAPES
    The prosecution's evidence against Ruthann Aron includes secretly recorded tapes of her telephone conversations. In the tapes, prosecutors say, Aron is heard arranging for a hit man, negotiating the contract, and spelling out her husband's name in identifying him as a target.

    Hiring a Hit Man. On this tape, prosecutors allege, Aron talks with a former trash recycling center operator, William H. Mossburg, Jr., about a potential candidate to be her hit man. June 4, 1997

    Negotiating a Contract Killing. Aron names her first target, according to prosecutors. On this tape, she says that she wants "to read about somebody in the obits," and agrees to pay a fee of $10,000 "plus whatever expenses there may be." June 7, 1997

    Fine-Tuning the Contract. On this tape, the prosecutors said, Aron tells the "hit man" who his second target will be: "A, like apple, R-O-N ... First name, B, like boy, A-R-R-Y." June 8, 1997

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