Trial set for Arkansas woman accused in murder for hire plot


Courtesy: Sebastian County Jail

SEBASTIAN COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) — A Sebastian County woman accused of plotting to have her husband killed has pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit capital murder.

Investigators say Mary Byers-Diaz tried to convince her handyman to carry out the elaborate murder plot, to which he was supposed to subdue the victim with a stun gun, break his neck, and then place him in a staged car crash.

The bond for Byers-Diaz remains at $200,000 cash only.

Her trial date has been set for March 2, 2020.

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