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2 Arrested in Murder for Hire Plot

Posted at: 02/05/2013 6:54 PM
Updated at: 02/05/2013 9:03 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Two people have been arrested on a report of a possible murder for hire plot in Cresco Iowa.

32-year-old Malissa Farmer has been charged with solicitation to commit murder. She's also been charged with theft. 35-year-old Daniel Padgett is charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Investigators say Malissa hired Daniel to kill her ex husband Richard Farmer. She had also obtained a weapon to give to Daniel. Both are being held in Howard County Jail.