October 11, 2010

Rockville Man Charged in Murder for Hire Plot

Rockville, Md. - Montgomery County police have charged a 42-year-old Rockville man with plotting to have his estranged wife killed. Police say Richard Boyd Jr. and his wife were getting divorced and Boyd offered acquaintance money to kill his wife. The acquaintance went to police last week and told them about the offer, saying Boyd offered to provide specific details to help carry out the killing. On Friday, police say the men met at Boyd' home and Boyd gave his acquaintance cash, five Oxycontin tablets and other items to help kill his estranged wife. Boyd was arrested Friday morning and charged with solicitation of first-degree murder and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. He is being held without bond.

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