According to Murderpedia, On August 5, 2013, Heather Leann Horst shot and killed her husband, Brandon James Horst. She is serving a jail term of life in prison without the possibility of parole. This is her story below.
Who is Heather Leann Horst?
Heather Leann HORST was born on Jan 1, 1988, in Duluth, Minnesota. She was the middle child in her family and had an older sister and a younger brother. Heather’s parents divorced when she was two years old and she grew up living with her mother. Heather was a good student and was active in her church youth group.
Heather Leann HORST is a convicted murderer who is currently serving a life sentence for her role in the shooting death of her husband, Brandon James Horst over a $1 million insurance policy.
The Events Leading Up To The Shooting
On the night of August 5, 2013, Heather Leann Horst shot and killed her husband, Brandon James Horst. She plotted the killing with the help of a friend named Aaron William Allen, 26 years, of South St. Paul who also confessed to the plot.
She succeeded in her plans as she shot him in their apartment in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA while he was sleeping.
According to Heather, it was years of abuse at the hands of her husband. She claims that Brandon would often hit her, and even threatened to kill her on multiple occasions.
Her motive behind this act was so she could inherit the insurance policy as she is the only beneficiary. She had promised to give Allen 25% of the policy after the killing.
Who Was Heather Leann Horst’s Husband? Brandon James Horst
Brandon James was 25 years old at the time of death. Born on February 14, 1988. He was a member of the Minnesota Air National Guard and had an insurance policy that was worth over $1 million at the time of death.
Shooting & Life Sentence Aftermath
Heather Leann HORST was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for shooting her husband, Brandon James Horst. The couple had been married for less than two years when the incident occurred.
This case is a tragedy for everyone involved. She will spend the rest of her life in prison, while her husband’s family must grapple with the loss of a loved one.