- May 12, 2004
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- Enterprise, Alabama
What screems of IRONY to me is this: The mother could have chosen to Kill her baby at any point, and been 'applauded' for her 'courage'.
OLVILLE, WASH. - A man tried to hire someone to kill his unborn child after learning his ex-girlfriend was pregnant and about to give birth, Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer said Thursday.
Detectives arrested Charles D. Young, 18, who is accused of offering an undercover officer posing as a hit man $3,250 to attack Young's 17-year-old ex-girlfriend.
Young appeared in Stevens County District Court Thursday on charges of solicitation to commit first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree manslaughter with aggravating circumstances.
Thayer said authorities learned Oct. 5 that Young was trying to locate someone to kill his former girlfriend, whose identity was not released. Arrangements were made to have an informant introduce Young to the undercover agent.
On Wednesday, Young met with an undercover officer in south Stevens County. During the meeting, Young indicated he wanted his ex-girlfriend injured in such a way that the unborn child would die, the sheriff said.
Young gave the supposed hit man $1,620 in cash as a down payment, along with pictures of the woman and a detailed map to her Spokane residence, Thayer said. Detectives from Stevens and Spokane counties then moved in to arrest Young, Thayer said.
Young was being held on $1 million bail.