While behind bars, a murder suspect tried to arrange the killing of a witness and now he and two other people have been charged in connection to the alleged plot.
According to the Starke Police Department in Florida, officers received information that inmate Demetrius Wilson was planning to kill a witness set to testify against him. Wilson was in jail for his alleged involvement in a July 2020 murder.
Wilson wanted two family members — Valerie and N’Crisha McCutchen — to hire a possible hitman living in Orlando, according to Starke police.
State investigators and prosecutors joined in the investigation.
The McCutchens were arrested on their way to Orlando to make the payment, according to police.
All three were charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder this week. Wilson is being held on $1 million bail, while the other two suspects had bail set at $500,000.