GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - A Greenwood doctor indicted in a murder-for-hire plot that prosecutors say unsuccessfully targeted a local attorney has been denied bond again.
The Greenwood Commonwealth reports (http://bit.ly/UHp6E7 ) that Circuit Judge Breland Hilburn on Tuesday rejected Dr. Arnold Smith's argument that he was being illegally detained on a charge of capital murder.
Prosecutors say Smith hired people to kill attorney Lee Abraham, who represented Smith's ex-wife in the couple's divorce years ago. Authorities say 1 of the suspected hit men was killed by law-enforcement officers in an April 28 shootout at Abraham's law office in downtown Greenwood. Abraham was not injured.
Smith was indicted on one count of capital murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder.
Two other men are charged in the case.
Information from: The Greenwood Commonwealth, http://www.gwcommonwealth.com
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