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70-year-old accused of hiring hitman against 'drunk' daughter-in-law
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70-year-old accused of hiring hitman against 'drunk' daughter-in-law

70-year-old accused of hiring hitman against 'drunk' daughter-in-law

70-year-old accused of hiring hitman against 'drunk' daughter-in-law

A 70-year-old Middleburg woman has been charged with soliciting a man to kill her daughter-in-law.

A police report obtained by WOKV shows Diana Reaves Costarakis met multiple times with an undercover detective to whom she was going to pay $5000 to kill the daughter-in-law.  The first meeting happened Wednesday at the Home Depot on Crosshill Boulevard, just off of Old Middleburg and Argyle Forest. Costarakis allegedly paid the detective $500 and gave a photo and information about the intended victim’s home and where she drove.

The police report says Costarakis believed the daughter-in-law was a drunk who had driven while intoxicated with Costarakis’s 6-year-old granddaughter in the car.  She also claimed the daughter-in-law had asked for a divorce and was intending to move to Denver with her new boyfriend and the granddaughter. Costarakis told police that law enforcement hadn’t helped to this point, and a lawyer told her son there was nothing he could do to prevent the child being taken out of state.

Costarakis agreed to meet with the undercover detective again yesterday.  She allegedly paid the detective another $1000, with the remainder of the $5000 total to be paid after the daughter-in-law was dead. The police report says Costarakis also told the detective he could take the “expensive” jewelry off the victim’s body to sell, with the money going toward his final payment.

JSO tells us the detective asked the suspect if she wanted her daughter-in-law dead, and Costarakis replied “If you don’t do it, I will.”

Costarakis immediately invoked her right to an attorney. She is charged with criminal solicitation and criminal conspiracy, both capitol felony crimes.

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