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JAILED MURDERER CONSPIRES TO KILL HER HUSBAND

BSO Case Number: BS10-09-01951
PIO Number: 10-10-5
Date: 10/7/2010
Time: N/A
Place of Occurrence: Paul Rein Detention Center, 2421 NW 16 Street, Pompano Beach
Jurisdiction: Pompano Beach

Victim(s):

  • State of Florida

Suspect(s):

  • Martha Walker, 41, female, 10/18/68, Paul Rein Detention Center (IN CUSTODY)

Description of Incident:

A woman currently in jail for allegedly murdering her mother with an ax now faces charges for plotting to have her husband killed.

Broward Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Detectives charged Martha Walker, 51, with conspiracy to commit murder on October 7 after another inmate told jail officials about her plans.

The investigation began on September 9 when an inmate told a jail deputy that Walker approached her, asking if she knew anyone who could kill her husband in North Carolina. Walker wanted to collect the death benefits from her husband’s insurance.

Acting on that tip, BSO detectives set up an undercover deal with Walker to confirm she was trying to recruit a hit man. Walker said she wanted her husband to be “killed in an automobile accident” and wanted him to be left “unrecognizable.” Walker agreed to pay the hit man $1,500 and coordinated with her sister to deliver the money. Walker told her sister she needed the money to pay for legal fees.

After the money was exchanged, detectives had enough evidence against her and filed an additional charge of conspiracy to commit murder.

Walker remains in custody at the BSO Paul Rein Detention Center in Pompano Beach. She was arrested in 2007 by the Hollywood Police Department for the death of her mother.

INVESTIGATORS: Det. Schroeder, CID; DOD
THIS REPORT BY: Keyla Concepción/PIO 10/7/10 1400

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