Bond Denied for Husband in Hitman-for-Hire Case

Safety fears prompt ruling

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010  |  Updated 7:12 PM EDT
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Richard Boyd, Jr., accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife, has been denied bond.

Richard Boyd, Jr., accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife, has been denied bond.

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A District Court judge in Montgomery County has denied bond for a Rockville man accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife.

Richard Boyd, Jr., 42, is charged with one count of solicitation of murder and one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

Boyd was arrested Friday after meeting with a man who tipped off police. Police say he offered an informant $1,000 and five Oxycontin pills to kill his wife.

The couple is in the middle of a divorce. Police say Boyd feared his wife would gain custody of their children and would move from the area.

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