- Associated Press - Sunday, January 22, 2017

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - A North Texas father has pleaded guilty in a 2015 murder-for-hire plot that targeted his daughter’s boyfriend.

The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports (https://bit.ly/2kgEgCB ) 59-year-old Jeffrey Bryan Peyton is expected to be sentenced to 22 years in prison March 3.

Peyton named his wife Christina as his accomplice.

According to court documents, a witness told police he was approached by Peyton and his wife for help in finding someone to “take out” their daughter’s boyfriend.

An officer later posed as someone who could find a hit man for the couple.

Peyton told the undercover officer he would pay $300 up front and another $200 when the hit was completed.

Police say the boyfriend helped investigators by posing in a photograph as if he had been fatally shot.

___

Information from: Wichita Falls Times Record News, https://www.timesrecordnews.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide