The Latest: Homeless woman arraigned in murder-for-hire case
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CLAREMONT, N.H. — The Latest on a New Hampshire woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend (all times local):
A homeless New Hampshire woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend has been arraigned.
Monique Earle was arrested Wednesday in Claremont on charges of conspiracy and solicitation to commit murder.
Court documents say Earle talked to another resident of a homeless shelter where she was staying about plans to kidnap, drug and rape the woman. A police affidavit says she told the resident, "I literally want this girl dead."
The resident spoke to police. An undercover officer talked to Earle. Court documents say Earle showed the officer where the girlfriend lived and offered the officer $500.
Earle was arraigned Thursday and was assigned a public defender but didn't enter a plea. She can't be reached for comment while in custody. Her bail was set at $100,000.
Police say a New Hampshire woman has been arrested in connection with an investigation into a murder-for-hire plot.
Monique Earle, of Laconia, was arrested Wednesday in Claremont on a charge of felony solicitation to commit murder.
Claremont Police Chief Alexander Scott said Earle, who had been staying in a homeless shelter in town, had attempted to hire someone to kill her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend.
Investigators learned of the alleged plot Tuesday night and arrested the 20-year-old Earle with the help of the state and county authorities.
Earle was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday. It wasn't immediately known if she had a lawyer.