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Murder suspect wanted to kill a witness so he asked two relatives to hire a hitman: cops

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Source: Starke police; MEGA

Mar. 11 2022, Published 7:39 p.m. ET

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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.

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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.

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State investigators and prosecutors joined in the investigation.

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The McCutchens were arrested on their way to Orlando to make the payment, according to police.

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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.

murder for hire
Source: Starke police; MEGA
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