A Carlsbad woman fainted in court on Monday after being convicted in a murder-for-hire plot against her estranged husband, interrupting the jury's verdicts and briefly delaying court proceedings against a second defendant.
The judge then recessed the proceedings, briefly delaying the reading of the jury's verdict against a second defendant in the case, 50-year-old Weldon McDavid Jr.
At some point, Lovejoy told him Mulvihill was allegedly abusing her son, and that she had been trying to get someone to do something about it for years.
Lovejoy was still concerned about Mulvihill, but "at no time was there a discussion (or) conspiracy to murder her husband," her attorney told the jury.
Lovejoy and McDavid face 25 years to life and 50 years to life respectively when they are sentenced next month, according to KSWB.