Washington state man, Jeff Lytle, arrested for trying to buy a $1M hit on his wife; He upped the payout to $1.5M if his daughter was killed too
Lytle, 42, thought he was texting a hitman called Shayne, when he wrote ‘help me kill my wife’ in the text
Jeff Lytle allegedly, offered the killer-for-hire a split of a $1.5 million life insurance payout as payment for killing his wife and young daughter
He's being held the County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail
Authorities found probable cause on two counts of criminal solicitation for first-degree murder and domestic-violenceJeff Lytle of accidentally, it is alleged, sent a solicitation for murder to the wrong address with dire consequences. Lytle of Monroe, Washington thought he was texting a hitman called Shayne, when he wrote ‘help me kill my wife’ in the text. But the text addressed to “Shayne” was actually sent to the his former boss, who called authorities Tuesday evening, and showed the message to sheriff’s deputies, says a statement of probable cause outlining the case against Lytle. A judge ordered him held in the Snohomish County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail after finding probable cause on two counts of criminal solicitation for first-degree murder domestic-violence. CBS affiliate KIRO-TV reported that the 42-year-old Washington state native accidentally texted his former boss asking him to help him kill his wife, believing he was in a conversation with a hitman he had contacted previously, authorities allege. In return the duo were supposed to split the payout from his spouse’s $1 million life-insurance plan, according to court documents.
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