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A good love
Police say Monroe man accidentally sent text not to "hit man" to take out his wife but to former employer
February 12, 2017
This story was first published Feb. 11 in the Chronicle's Breaking News column
(MONROE, WA.) -- It is a convoluted story to be sure and one that could put a Snohomish County man behind prison bars for an extended stay.
A Monroe man, 42, evidently thought he was texting "a hit man" to take out his wife and young daughter in an alleged plot to collect on a $1.5 million in life insurance money but the text accidentally went instead to the man's former boss who in turn called the cops Tuesday night to report the message, according to Snohomish County prosecutors.
The Seattle Times reported a judge has ordered the unidentified husband held in the Snohomish County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail.
The judge found probable cause on two counts of criminal solicitation for first-degree murder and domestic-violence, according to the report, which adds the man has not yet been criminally charged and the deadline for filing formal charges is Monday.