Murder-for-hire suspect facing new charge for kidnapping

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The man accused of hiring a hitman to kill his ex-girlfriend is facing a new charge.

According to court documents, Leon Jacob has been charged with solicitation of aggravated kidnapping for attempting to approach J. Duran to kidnap her.

Well-known Montrose veterinarian Valerie McDaniel jumped to her death weeks after she and Jacob were both arrested for hiring a hitman to kill their exes.

Jacob's ex-girlfriend was allegedly supposed to be kidnapped, threatened and killed if she became uncooperative.

A court date for Jacob on the new charge is set for Nov. 30.

SEE ALSO: Exclusive interview with Leon Jacob

In an exclusive interview with Eyewitness News, Jacob said he is not a monster and reveals his life behind bars since the arrest. He has been in jail without bond since March, despite many attempts to requests to be let out.

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