Audio: Elderly inmate tries to hire hitman

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 15 at 2:08 PM

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — An elderly inmate is accused of trying to hire a hitman to murder Montgomery County Assistant D.A. Robert Freyer and put D.A. Brett Ligon “in the hospital for two to three weeks.”

Officials on Monday identified the inmate as Dorothy Canfield, 84.

The district attorney’s office said Canfield was already behind bars on a second degree felony theft charge. A confidential informant led Texas Rangers to monitor Canfield’s communications.

Click on the player above to hear a recording of Canfield trying to hire an undercover cop disguised as a hitman.

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