Jeffery Lytle is now facing charges for murder-for-hire after he says he accidentally texted his ex-boss about a plan to kill his wife and 4-year-old daughter.
The message said, “Hey Shayne hows it going. You remember you said that you would help me kill my wife. I’m going to take you up on that offer. I go to work 5 in the morning. [My wife] goes to work at 2:00pm so if you can make a robbery gone wrong or make it a accident she works at walmart she gets off at 11:00. I’ll split everything with the insurance 50/50."
He added that the hitman could kill his 4-year-old daughter for a bonus, as her life insurance policy was worth $500,000.
According to Lytle, he did type out the text message during a moment of frustration over a fight with his wife. However, he claims that he never sent the text and that his daughter must have sent it.
Lytle says that he often types out texts as a way to vent his feelings, but never sends them, and that "Shayne" is a fictional person that he vents to.
Lytle's roommate, German Ellano, says that the texts seem like they could be a misunderstanding. He said, "He’s not going to do something like that.”
Lytle is currently being held on $1 million bail and is set back in court on March 3.
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Hey, but like everyone has some incriminating texts on their phone...right?