|Published:||Sep 27, 2010 5:23 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 27, 2010 12:14 AM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers woman faces charges in an alleged murder-for-hire plot to kill her husband.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office says Kimberly Alter, 53, asked a man to shoot her husband in exchange for a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Deputies say Alter first approached the man Friday at Renaissance Wellness in Fort Myers, where she works as a nurse practitioner. He then went to police with the story as a confidential informant.
Investigators used electronic surveillance to monitor a meeting between Alters and the man on Sunday. They say Alters suggested the murder could happen in October while she and her children were out of town. Detectives later observed Alters providing the man with a photo of her husband and money to buy a gun. Deputies moved in moments later, arresting Alters in a traffic stop. They say she was found with a loaded gun and prescription drugs.
Alters faces several charges, including Solicitation to Commit Murder, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.
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