Rockville Man Arrested in Wife's Murder-for-Hire Plot


A Rockville man has been arrested after police say he offered an acquaintance money and a quantity of pills as payment for a potential murder. Forty-two-year-old Richard Bernard Boyd has been charged with one count each of distribution of a controlled substance and solicitation of murder for his role in planning the crime.

Montgomery County police say Boyd approached the man, whose identity has not been disclosed to press, and offered him $1,000 and five Oxycontin pills as payment for the murder of his estranged wife. Capt. Paul Starks of the Montgomery County police confirmed the sequence of events to press, saying...

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