Kathleen Dorsett, parents Thomas Dorsett and Lesley Dorsett sentenced for murder of estranged husband Stephen Moore

A former third-grade teacher and her parents are scheduled to appear Thursday in state Superior Court in Freehold.

A former third-grade teacher and her parents are scheduled to appear Thursday in state Superior Court in Freehold. (8/8/13)

FREEHOLD - Kathleen Dorsett has been sentenced to 58 years in prison for arranging the murder of her estranged husband, Stephen Moore. 

Dorsett's parents, Thomas and Lesley Dorsett, were also sentenced in the Monmouth County murder case.

Thomas Dorsett admitted striking Moore with a heavy cable in the backyard of the couple's Ocean Township home in 2010. Then with the help of his daughter, loading Moore's body into the trunk of his car. The father then drove the body to Long Branch, where he paid someone to burn it.

Thomas Dorsett pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 30 years. He also received 15 years for arson for hire.

Dorsett's wife, Lesley, received a seven-year sentence for conspiring with her daughter to kill Moore's mother so she couldn't testify. Police foiled that plot.

At their guilty plea in May, the Dorsetts described how an acrimonious divorce battle spun out of control.

Thomas Dorsett's sentences will run consecutively.
 

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