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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A woman accused of hiring a hitman to kill her husband is expected to appear in court today. 

Pamela Phillips is accused of hiring Ronald Young, a hitman, to kill her ex-husband, Gary Triano. 

Young was convicted of first degree murder after he allegedly planted a car bomb in Triano's car, in an effort to kill him.  Triano died after his car was destroyed by the remote detonated explosive.  Young is currently serving a life sentence for the killing. 

Today is Phillips day in court, where she is accused of hiring Young to kill her husband for his life insurance policy.  Prosecutors are stating Phillips motive was the $2 million insurance payoff from Triano's policy. 

Her trial is expected to begin in February.

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