A woman portrayed as the "ultimate stage mother" drew 15 years in prison for trying to arrange a murder-for-hire to boost her daughter's chances of making the school cheerleading squad.

A jury imposed the prison term along with a $10,000 fine Wednesday, hours after Wanda Holloway, 37, of Channelview, begged for probation."I think that this trial has been enough punishment for me," a sobbing Holloway testified. "I'm totally humiliated. . . . I would love a second chance."

Prosecutors had sought the maximum of life in prison for Holloway, convicted Tuesday of solicitation of murder.

The jury found that she tried to hire a hit man to kill Verna Heath, whose daughter, Amber, was the chief rival of Holloway's daughter, Shanna, for a spot on the cheerleading squad.