Former Ft. Recovery coach found guilty of murdering her child's father

A former Fort Recovery softball coach was found guilty of killing the father of their child.

Esther Stephen was convicted by an Indiana jury for the shooting death of Shae Briar in Jay County, Indiana in 2020. According to court documents, Stephen and Shelby Heistand took Briar to a rural location and shot him, and left him for dead. Stephen and Briar were in a custody battle over their child. She will get sentenced in May and Heistand's murder trial starts in August.


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