2 Mississippi women jailed on murder-for-hire charges

A Mississippi mother and daughter have been arrested on charges that they tried to hire someone to kill the daughter's husband.

Posted: Oct. 23, 2018 1:32 PM

FLORENCE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mother and daughter have been arrested on charges that they tried to hire someone to kill the daughter's husband.

Rankin County sheriff's deputies arrested 48-year-old Tanja Peavy, and her daughter, 25-year-old Lauren Peavy, at their home in Florence on Monday.

News outlets report the women are charged with conspiracy to commit murder. They're jailed pending an initial appearance before a judge. It's unclear whether either has a lawyer to speak for her.

Rankin County deputies say they were contacted by Walthall County Sheriff's Chief Detective Jerry Martin last week. Martin told them the Peavys tried to hire a hit man to kill Marty Douglas McCalister, Lauren Peavy's husband.

Officials say the women offered an undercover Rankin County deputy $500 to kill McAlister.

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