A MAN, 27, is facing 10 years in prison for allegedly attempting to hire someone to kill his ex-wife and her boyfriend.
The woman had reported him several times for abuse and in September 2012 a restraining order was issued banning him from approaching his ex-wife, her boyfriend, and their daughter. In February 2013, the woman was granted sole custody of their daughter and he was denied visiting rights. From then on, he allegedly began harassing the couple.
He contacted an acquaintance and offered him €6,000 and 800 grammes of marihuana in exchange for killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend, saying he would provide the weapon. The man pretended to accept the offer, but the following day he warned the woman of her ex-husband’s intentions and went with her to the police to report the situation. He told them that the accused had formerly made him similar offers in exchange for harming the couple.