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2 men accused of plot to kill estranged wife of 1 of them

Posted at 11:44 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 12:44:51-05

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Two men have been accused of plotting to kill the estranged wife of one of them, Grand Island police said Monday.

A police news release said a 30-year-old man was arrested Sunday in Grand Island on suspicion of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, terroristic threats, stalking and other crimes. A 26-year-old man also is charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and with aiding and abetting stalking.

Both men are residents of St. Paul, police said. Court records don’t yet show that either man has been formally charged.

The younger man is accused of helping the older man in a plot to kill the older man’s estranged wife, who lives in Grand Island. The older man grabbed and threatened the woman in December, police said, and then stalked her movements.