Man Charged With Plotting Wife's Death

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    Montgomery County Police Department officials charged a Rockville man with plotting to have his wife killed.

    Richard Boyd Jr. and his wife were in the process of getting a divorce, police said, when Boyd Jr. offered an acquaintance money to kill his wife. The would-be gun-for-hire reported to the police that Boyd Jr. offered specific details about how to carry out the killing.

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    According to police, the men met last week at Boyd Jr.'s home, where he gave the acquaintance cash, five Oxycontin tablets and other things to carry out the murder.

    Boyd Jr. was arrested on Friday morning and charged with solicitation of first-degree murder and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. He is being held without bond.