- An American man’s plot to kill his family was exposed after sending the ‘kill plot’ messages to his ex-boss, instead of the hitman
- The suspect’s wife has been identified by Mail Online as a Filipina who is from the province of Abra
- The man allegedly wanted her family killed over insurance policy
A husband’s plot to kill his wife and their daughter was exposed after he accidentally sent messages asking “help me kill my wife” to his former boss, instead of sending them to a hired assassin.
In the series of text messages supposedly intended for a man named ‘Shayne”, who is presumably the hitman he hired to kill his wife, Lytle even promised to split the $1.5-M policy with the killer.
The series of text messages Lytle sent to “Shayne”, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, are as follows:
- “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.”
- “– life insurance is worth 1 million and if you want a bounes (bonus) you can kill [JL]. Her life insurance is 500K.”
- “—if you can make it look like a robbery gone wrong or make it an accident she works at Walmart she gets off at 11:00.”
- “I’ll split everything with the insurance 50/50”
However, the 42-year-old American sent those messages by mistake to his former boss, who immediately showed them to the police.
Lytle’s wife was identified by Mail Online as Rhoda Mee Funtanilla Lytle whose Facebook profile says she is from Abra in the Philippines. The couple has a 4-year-old daughter.
Lytle was arrested on Wednesday and is being investigated for two counts of “criminal solicitation for murder in the first degree” and “domestic violence”.
In defense, the suspect admitted he wrote the plot kill messages “to vent”, but does not intend to send them to the hitman. He also claimed his daughter may have sent the messages herself.
However, prosecutors refused to believe his alibi and insisted he may actually have sent the messages and wanted his family killed.