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Court Documents: Woman Found Dead in Burning Car in Worcester, Massachusetts, May Have Conspired to Have Ex-Husband Killed

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    A suspect arrested after a woman was found shot to death in a burning car last fall in Worcester, Massachusetts, was arraigned Friday on conspiracy charges after court documents show an alleged murder-for-hire plot. (Published Friday, Sept. 16, 2016)

    A suspect arrested after a woman was found shot to death in a burning car last fall in Worcester, Massachusetts, was arraigned Friday on conspiracy charges, the Telegram & Gazette reports.

    According to court documents, a detective learned the victim, Marie Martin of Webster, may have conspired with Thomas Hogan Jr. to have her ex-husband killed over a child custody dispute.

    Martin was found dead in a burning vehicle near Hogan's home last November. Hogan was charged with witness intimidation and misleading police in the investigation.

    Hogan is being without bail pending a dangerous hearing.

    The Telegram reports a detective, according to court documents, learned in 2015 that Hogan had approached a witness about having the ex-husband of a friend involved in a custody battle "bumped off," with the two allegedly agreeing that $10,000 would be paid for the killing.

    Martin, according to the Telegram, has a 6-year-old daughter whose father says has been in custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.


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