The wife of the Independence insurance salesman who was murdered in March 2010 pleaded guilty Monday to helping plan the murder.

The wife of the Independence insurance salesman who was murdered in March 2010 pleaded guilty Monday to helping plan the murder.


Teresa Stone pleaded guilty before Judge Marco Roldan. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for June 15. She could face 10 years in prison for the charge of conspiracy to commit murder, a class B felony.


Prosecutors say Stone conspired with the minister of her church, David K. Love, to kill her husband. Love admitted last year that he fatally shot Randy Stone in his Noland Road insurance office on March 31. Love is serving a life sentence.


Stone, on the witness stand at the courthouse today, said she understood the charge against her and that she was waiving her right to a trial. She said little else.


The agreement ends a long and bizzare case. Love, a former pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Independence where Stone and her husband attended, left for South Carolina soon after he resigned at the church. That resignation came shortly after Stone’s funeral, where Love gave the eulogy. Love was arrested in November 2010 in South Carolina and was later returned to Jackson County.


Stone’s family revealed that Love and Teresa Stone were having an affair that had been going on for about a decade, according to family. According to the county prosecutor’s office in May 2011, Teresa had “agreed with David Love that one or more of them would murder Randy Stone, and ... one or more of them communicated that they wanted Randy Stone murdered.”


Randy and Teresa Stone had two children.