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Lawrence woman pleads in murder for hire case

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A Lawrence woman pleaded guilty today to trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-boyfriend in exchange for $120 worth of crack cocaine. In reality, the person she was trying to hire for the killing was an undercover federal agent who had been tipped off about her plans by an informant.Krista M. Harris, 20, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Topeka to one count of using a telephone to negotiate the hired murder of Malcolm Glover in early December 2005. She is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 30 and faces up to 10 years in prison.Harris admitted making statements that she wanted to kill Glover because he'd robbed her of drugs and cash at gunpoint and because she was afraid of him. "An undercover agent posing as a contract killer repeatedly offered to beat up Ms. Harris' former boyfriend instead of killing him," U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren said in a statement. "Ms. Harris repeatedly declined and said she wanted the man dead."-contributed by [Eric Weslander.][1] [1]: http://www2.ljworld.com/staff/eric_weslander

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jeffds01 8 years, 1 month ago

$120 that's it, he must not have been worth too much to her. That's pretty funny, i second the thought of "what and idiot"

Kelly Powell 8 years, 1 month ago

obviously she is not part of the satanic drug cartel conspiracy....or else this guy just would of disappeared in thin air.

BlueRoom 8 years, 1 month ago

does anyone know if this guy is related to the Glover family that died tragically from a house fire? any connection?

bearded_gnome 8 years, 1 month ago

"pleaded" or "pled?" think the latter is proper. sometimes the ljw's writing SUCKS!

will this, along with growth, increase our murder rate?

"murder rate grows as English is butchered by the newspaper!"

ima_mother 8 years, 1 month ago

I remember this case from last year. The guy she was supposedly wanting to bump was a drug dealer who had been in and out of jail numerous times. From the sound of these reports he scared her (held her at gunpoint, robbed her etc.,) This was her first offense..no prior convictions. Something's not right here. Hope they go easy on her.

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