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Murder-for-hire case sent to grand jury

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Candi Carico of Independence is accused of trying to hire someone to kill her estranged husband.

By Landmark News Service

 

INDEPENDENCE — Candi Freeman Carico, 37, of Independence, accused of trying to hire someone to kill her estranged husband, was bound over for grand jury action following her preliminary hearing July 12 in Grayson County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
After the hearing, Substitute Judge Karen Loftin certified the charges to a grand jury.
Grayson County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested Carico on May 27 and charged her with criminal solicitation to commit murder.
The sheriff’s office received information on May 20 from an anonymous source about an alleged plot to kill Carico’s estranged husband, according to Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Grayson County General District Court, Carico asked an unidentified acquaintance, while talking on the telephone, to kill her husband, Tim Carico. The complaint alleges that the incident occurred between March 15 and April 15.
Carico is represented by Independence attorney Jonathon Venzie.
She is being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin without bond.