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Florida woman accused of plotting husband’s death

September 19, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 29-year-old Florida woman met with an undercover officer three times to arrange a hit on her husband.

Crystal Alicia Ely was arrested Sept. 13 and charged with criminal conspiracy and criminal solicitation. She’s being held without bail in a Jacksonville jail.

The Florida Times-Union reports the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office received a tip that a woman was looking for someone to kill her husband. An arrest report shows Ely met with the undercover officer to arrange the hit on her 41-year-old husband.

Investigators say Ely offered the officer money and other valuables to carry out the plot. At their final meeting last Thursday, she gave the officer a pair of earrings and two rings as a form of payment.

A lawyer isn’t listed on jail records.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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