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Grandparents ordered hit

2006-06-02 16:50:09.081629+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Reality is stranger than... well... pretty much everything: Police: Grandparents Ordered Hit on Family:

Police said they initially offered $100 to an undercover sheriff's deputy to kill their son's wife, their 10-year-old granddaughter, two step-grandchildren, ages 14 and 16, and the family dog.

Okay, so the hundred bucks was supposed to be a downpayment, and it's pretty much a given that if you approach a prospective hitman he's going to be an undercover sherriff's deputy, but... well:

"(The deputy) said, 'You want me to kill everyone, including the dog?' They agreed," Mysinger said.

This whole thing stems from trying to keep them from testifying against their son on child molestation charges, but... well, I can now tell Charlene that in the context of her biological mother there are families out there that are more screwed up.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-02 20:16:25.31747+00 by: Nancy

The apple didn't fall far from the tree, did it? I would tell Charlene to be grateful she was apparently born on a hill.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-02 20:35:01.369382+00 by: meuon

And that wasn't even in Tennessee! Wow.

The telling line is: "The man tried to solicit a fellow jail inmate to kill his family"...

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-03 00:12:26.65659+00 by: Dori

I'm still confused about the hit on the dog -- did they think that the dog was going to testify as well?

#Comment Re: made: 2006-06-05 15:47:38.64176+00 by: petronius

I'm still confused about the hit on the dog -- did they think that the dog was going to testify as well?

"Wait a minute, Lassie's trying to tell us something! Little Timmie---Grandpa--Astroglide! Better call the sheriff!"