A WOMAN convicted of hiring a hitman to murder her husband could face more jail time for providing a false affidavit during a bail application.
Helen Kay Ryan, 52, provided a sworn statement during proceedings in the Supreme Court in December 2010 and was granted bail.
Ryan’s matter came before Sydney’s Central Local Court yesterday.
Court documents show she has been charged with acting with intent to pervert the course of justice.
It’s alleged that she lied about owning an asset, possibly a house, and offered it as collateral.
Ryan was jailed in October 2011 for a minimum of 27 years for paying $30,000 for the 2009 shooting murder of her husband, Jeffrey Ryan, at their property at Duri, near Tamworth.
Her mother and sister were also jailed for conspiring in the murder.
Hitman Kenneth Brooks, who fatally shot Mr Ryan in the back, was sentenced in May this year to a minimum of 28 years and six months in jail.
Ryan’s matter will come before Central Local Court on October 9.