Category Archives: Conspiracy to Commit Murder

Stephen Cooke, Alexander Charles Bennett and Grant A. Lewis

bs-md-co-cooke-arrest-20140321-001Stephen Michael Cooke Jr. guilty of first-degree murder, solicitation of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the 2000 death of then-24-year-old Heidi Bernadzikowski.

Prosecutors said Cooke hired two men from Colorado — Alexander C. Bennett and Grant A. Lewis — to kill Bernadzikowski because he wanted to cash in on her new $700,000 life insurance policy.

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Jeffery Basey

2474379F00000578-2898914-image-a-17_1420555432834According to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Jeffery Basey, 68, who was already in jail on charges of indecency with a child, tried to hire a hit man to kill his wife for $50,000 on December 23. The man posing as a hit man was actually an undercover law enforcement officer.

Texas man already in jail accused of trying to have wife killed _ abc11