- Associated Press - Saturday, January 16, 2016

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri woman has been bound over for trial on a charge that she tried to hire someone to kill her ex-husband.

The Joplin Globe (bit.ly/1ZrK4lY) reports Lawrence County Associate Circuit Judge Robert George on Thursday found probable cause for 27-year-old Destiney Kerr to be tried on a charge of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

The Monett woman is accused of providing an undercover Missouri State Highway Patrol investigator with photos of her ex-husband and other personal details and asked the officer to kill him.

Prosecutors say Kerr offered to pay the officer posing as a hit man $75 as a down payment and $300 each week until they reached an “agreeable amount” for the job.

Kerr’s public defender was not available for comment on Saturday.



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Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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