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Murder for hire plot uncovered

(Susan Parker)
(Susan Parker)
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Updated: 10/25/2013 10:34 pm
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- Remember Wayne Cleveland?

It was his safe that was broken into and his money stolen back in July.

He would later be told his son-in-law was the mastermind behind the break-in and burglary.

"He's just sick somehow. That's all I know," Cleveland said.

Now, he knows even more about a man he once treated like a son.

"It's actually a very sad story," Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said.

43-year-old Mathew Graham is the subject of this sad story as he makes his way to the Itawamba County Justice Court after a second arrest.

The sheriff says as soon as Graham was released on bond following his arrest for burglary, a murder-for-hire plan was already in place.

An undercover operation would be launched. When money changed hands, a undercover agent was watching.
Graham and another man whose name has yet to be released are the focus of this portion of the investigation.

$20,000 was paid for the murder of Wayne Cleveland and a man who allegedly helped Graham carry out the original burglary. That person's name has not been released to date.

"The old saying the tangled web we weave. This web is getting more and more tangled everyday," Sheriff Dickinson added.

This tangled web also includes 65-year-old Junior Hood, Junior and 50-year-old Danny Grimes. They face burglary charges as well-a crime which can carry a minimum of 25 years in prison.
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