According to the Huffington Post on Saturday, Diana Reaves Costarakis, a 70-year-old woman from Florida, allegedly offered an undercover detective $5,000 to kill her daughter-in-law.
Costarakis, of Middleburg, was being held without bond in the Duval County Jail on Saturday on charges of criminal solicitation and criminal conspiracy, both capital felony crimes, jail records show. She was scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 31. The records did not list any attorney for her.
Costarakis allegedly said her daughter-in-law was a drunk and had driven while intoxicated with Costarakis' 6-year-old granddaughter in the car. She also allegedly claimed the daughter-in-law wanted a divorce and planned to move to Denver with her boyfriend and the granddaughter.
Angela Costarakis who says she was the intended target could hardly believe what happen.
"The sad thing is I was shocked, but I wasn't surprised," said the daughter-in-law.
"She told me three weeks ago, gave me a big old hug and said I am so glad we are great friends. I guess if I was out of the way she could have her son and her granddaughter," said Costarakis.
Costarakis, the grandmother, met with an undercover detective on Oct. 9 at a Home Depot and gave the detective $500 for the first payment as well as a picture of her daughter-in-law, vehicle description and her address.
The undercover detective met with Costarakis again on Oct. 10 and received another payment of $1,000. She also informed the detective that her daughter-in-law wore expensive jewelry and when the job was done, he could sell the jewelry.
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