Crime Mother, son plead not guilty to murder-for-hire plot

18:07  07 september  2017
18:07  07 september  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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CLAREMONT, N.H. — An 83-year-old New Hampshire woman and her 63-year-old son charged in a murder - for - hire plot involving his ex-wife have pleaded not guilty . Judge Brian Tucker ordered Pauline Chase and Maurice Temple to remain held on million bail

CLAREMONT, N.H. — An 83-year-old New Hampshire woman and her 63-year-old son charged in a murder - for - hire plot involving his ex-wife have pleaded not guilty . Judge Brian Tucker ordered Pauline Chase and Maurice Temple to remain held on million bail

CLAREMONT, N.H. — An 83-year-old New Hampshire woman and her 63-year-old son charged in a murder-for-hire plot involving his ex-wife have pleaded not guilty.

Judge Brian Tucker ordered Pauline Chase and Maurice Temple to remain held on $1 million bail, despite arguments from their attorneys to lower that amount.

Both are charged with criminal solicitation of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and attempt to commit murder. Prosecutors have played recordings of the two defendants with a man who was asked to kill the ex-wife; he went to police.

Tucker's ruling Wednesday came after Chase's attorney raised several questions about her client's competency, saying Chase is confused, forgetful, and disconnected from reality. Temple's lawyer cast doubt on her client's alleged role.

Tucker said he thinks the evidence that Chase was "fully invested in this endeavor" is "substantial."

Suspect in 1975 slayings of sisters expected to plead guilty .
A man charged with killing two young sisters from Maryland is expected to plead guilty Tuesday, more than four decades after the girls vanished during a trip to a local shopping mall. Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., 60, is scheduled to appear in a Virginia court Tuesday. Welch is accused of snatching 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and 10-year-old Katherine Lyon in March 1975. Authorities believe he burned the girls' bodies on a remote mountain in Bedford County, Virginia, where his family owned land. They were never recovered.

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