Woman accused of trying to arrange husband's murder

Catherine Shamp was arrested for solicitation of capital murder and placed in the Harris County Jail

November 24, 2009 10:44:02 AM PST
A woman faces charges after she allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband. According to the Harris County Sheriff's office, on Monday a tipster told deputies that Catherine Shamp, 38, had approached him and said she wanted her husband David murdered. The deputies informed the sheriff's homicide unit.

At about 9:30am Tuesday, detectives sent the tipster to a meeting with Shamp, outfitted with recording equipment. The informant reportedly recorded Shamp stating she wanted her husband murdered and would be willing to pay the "hit man" approximately $20,000.

On Wednesday, Shamp was arrested for solicitation of capital murder and placed in the Harris County Jail.


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