- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say they have charged a jail inmate with solicitation of murder after he asked an undercover officer posing as a hit man to kill two women he had allegedly been tormenting for years.

The Contra Costa Times reports (https://bayareane.ws/1Qthqk0 ) the women, who had each dated and separately sued 53-year-old Anthony Carvavalho, say he physically and mentally abused them and swindled them out of millions.

The real estate investor was charged Dec. 15 with several felonies, including solicitation of murder.

Carvavalho was charged in August with raping one of the women, an on-gain, off-again girlfriend.

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Ray Kelly says jail officials heard about the alleged plot in November, when they heard Carvavalho inquiring whether any inmates could arrange a murder.

Kelly says the undercover officer offered to cancel the murders several times, but Carvavalho was committed.

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Information from: The Contra Costa Times, https://www.contracostatimes.com

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