Washington man texted ex-boss 'Help me kill my wife'

  • Washington man texted ex-boss 'Help me kill my wife'

Washington man texted ex-boss 'Help me kill my wife'

Lytle has been booked into Snohomish County jail and is being held under investigation for two counts of criminal solicitation of first-degree murder.

His plan was foiled after text messages intended for the hitman, named as "Shayne", were instead sent to his former employer by mistake, court documents seen by local news channel KIRO 7. You remember you said that you would help me kill my wife? "I'm going to take you up on that offer", JL allegedly said as reported by KIRO7.

Jeff, from Washington, went onto explain that the reason he wanted his wife killing was for her $1 million dollar life insurance that he was willing to split '50/50′ with the killer. Lytle said he told police he often uses text messaging to express his frustrations, but never meant to harm his wife or daughter.

"I'll split everything with the insurance 50/50", he said.

Lytle told police he knows no one named "Shayne", and that the text in question was written months ago following an argument he had had with his wife.

Detectives also say the man told them "Shayne" is not a real person and that he was not trying to solicit Shayne to kill his wife and child in exchange for money, it says.

Also, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, Lytle wanted his 4-year-old daughter killed as well.

He told "Shayne" his wife worked at Walmart and would be leaving her shift at 11:00 p.m. Lytle then suggested the act be staged to look like a robbery gone wrong or an accident.

Debbie Willis, a public information officer for the Monroe Police Department, which is investigating the incident, said Tuesday that investigators have not found an insurance policy on anybody in the family.

Jeff Lytle was arrested this Sunday in Washinton, after his plan to kill his wife and a four-year-old daughter was revealed.

So far, police have not found an insurance policy on anyone in Lytle's family, according to the Post.