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By GALEN HOLLEY
Staff Writer


   A Grenada man unwittingly walked into the hands of authorities Monday after police conducted an undercover operation to expose a murder for hire plot, officers said.
   According to Capt. George Douglas, police arrested a man he identified as Robert Laspee, 33, after a confidential informant was solicited to kill his wife, Angela Laspee, 35.
   Laspee is being held at the Grenada County Jail on $500,000 bond on the charge of conspiracy to commit capital murder. Angela  Laspee was not harmed in the incident.
   Capital murder is a murder committed in the act of another felony, such as robbing a bank. The murder for hire scheme failed, so Laspee is charged with conspiracy to commit, which according to police carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.
   Police remain tight-lipped about the details, but according to Douglas, officers staged a phony break-in at a trailer on the 22,000 block of Highway 8 east Monday morning.

For the full story, see the online edition or the printed edition of the GrenadaStar.





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