Woman Arrested in Murder-for-Hire Plot

The Mississippi Bureau of investigation arrested Mary Elizabeth Newman, 35, of Belmont, Wednesday in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme. Officials say the arrest came after a week-long investigation.

The MBI says Newman hired a hit man as part of a plot to have her husband killed.

Newman has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and is being held in the Lee County Detention center on $1,000,000 bond.