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Man arrested for murder plot after accidentally texting ex-boss: ‘Help me kill my wife’

February 13, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Man arrested for murder plot after accidentally texting ex-boss: ‘Help me kill my wife’

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A Washington state man reportedly ruined an alleged murder plot when he inadvertently sent a message with details of the killing to his former boss.

Snohomish County police arrested 42-year-old Jeff Lytle Wednesday. His bail was established at $1 million after probable cause was revealed on two counts of criminal solicitation for first-degree murder and domestic violence.

Police investigators said Lytle revealed the murder plot in a series of text messages.

“Hey Shayne, how’s it going. You remember you would help me kill my wife. I’m going to take you up on that,” Lytle allegedly wrote in one text message.

“—life insurance is worth 1 million and if you want a bonus, you can kill [Lytle’s 4-year-old daughter]. Her life insurance is 500K. –if you can make it like a robbery gone wrong or make it an accident she works at Walmart and gets off at 11:00. I’ll split everything with the insurance 50/50.”

Lytle told investigators that the texts were only composed to “vent,” and that he did not mean to send them and perhaps his daughter had mistakenly sent the messages, court documents indicated. Lytle also noted that “Shayne” was not a real individual and he was not attempting to solicit anyone to murder his wife and daughter, according to The Seattle Times.

He also noted that “Shayne” was not a real individual and he was not attempting to solicit anyone to murder his wife and daughter, the Times reported.

Lytle’s wife told authorities that the couple had been married for seven years and were in the middle of financial problems since Lytle was out of work.

 

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