Archive for Thursday, June 7, 2012

Basehor man pleads not guilty to plot to kill his wife

June 7, 2012


A 37-year-old Basehor man accused of trying to hire a man to kill his wife pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday in Kansas City, Mo.

According to court records, federal authorities accuse Lee D. Smith, who once lived in Eudora, of agreeing to pay a man $1,800 to murder Smith’s wife, and Smith is accused of driving the man on May 9 from Kansas City, Mo., to show him the parking lot where his wife worked in Overland Park.

Prosecutors say the man who Smith allegedly asked to commit the murder was a confidential informant to law enforcement, and Smith’s wife was never in danger.

According to court records, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah W. Hays scheduled Smith’s next hearing for June 20. Smith remains in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

A judge in May declined to set bail based on the nature and circumstances of the charge he faces and because Smith appeared to have a mental condition that could affect whether he made it to scheduled court appearances, according to a detention order filed in the case.


somedude20 5 years, 11 months ago

I bet this cat was rockin the bath salts and that is why he made a poor decision. It was the balth salts that made him do it, or maybe it was a bad Twinkie he ate. Maybe he is a fan of GnR ("Use to Love Her") Maybe a dog told him to do it. Maybe it was medications he was on that caused it. maybe he had lead poisoning.

Many things could have caused this, don't jump the gun

tolawdjk 5 years, 11 months ago

How do you even approach someone about this? Is there a section on Angie's List to post reviews?

Jeremiah Jefferson 5 years, 11 months ago

The longer he puts off going to prison, the longer he will be in prison.

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