Elain Kay Young

Katherine Mock

Elain Young, 57, of Novinger, and her friend Katherine Mock, 58, of Cassville, were each sentenced to life in prison Monday on conspiracy charges, and murder-for-hire involving the death of Young’s husband. Young and Mock planned and caused the murder of Melvin B. Griesbauer on March 23, 2006, so that Young could collect his insurance policies.

Young and Mock were convicted in March of one count each of conspiracy to commit murder for hire and one felony count of murder for hire after a six-day trial.