Couple charged with solicitation of capital murder; set to appear in court Monday
Harris County District Attorney
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   BACODA screens documentary on opioid epidemic
ߦ   Bloods Gang Member Sentenced for Federal Racketeering and Drug Offenses
ߦ   Burnet County Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Childs Death Ruled Homicide - Update
ߦ   Constables Arrests Suspect Posing As Police Officer
ߦ   County Attorney Vince Ryan Sues Big Pharma
ߦ   Dallas Man Sentenced to 114 Months in Federal Prison for Bank Robberies
ߦ   Galveston County Sheriff's Office - Daily Bulletin
ߦ   Guilty Plea Brings Life Without Parole
ߦ   Guilty Pleas in Three Computer Crime Cases Involving Significant DDoS Attacks
ߦ   Home Burglars Wanted By Law Enforcement
ߦ   Houston Area Man Sentenced for Role in Cocaine Distribution
ߦ   Houston Man Taken into Custody on Charges of Terrorism
ߦ   Judge Finds Sugar Land Resident Guilty of Child Pornography Charges
ߦ   Jury Convicts Janitor Service In Alamodome Fraud
ߦ   Kitten Torture Case Stalled for Lack of Leads
ߦ   Life Without Parole For Continuous Sexual Assault of a Child
ߦ   Local Agencies Join Forces to Fight Child Abuse
ߦ   METRO to Honor Employee for Heroic Act
ߦ   Mexican Human Smugglers Head to Federal Prison
ߦ   Paris Police Dept - Daily Activity/Arrests Summary
ߦ   Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive Arrested in Kentucky
ߦ   Texas surgeon kills children, ages 5 and 9, before turning shotgun on himself
ߦ   Texas teacher accused of relationship with student she met at church
ߦ   Thieves steal four expensive computers
ߦ   Copperas Cove PD Needs Help Identifying a Suspect
ߦ   Extra Travis County Sheriff’s Office Deputies on Roadways December 15–31, 2017
ߦ   Houstonians continue to choose KPRC Channel 2 as Houston’s Home for News.
ߦ   Applications Being Accepted For Entry Level Police Officer - City of Santa Fe
ߦ   Animal Shelter Free Adoption Event
ߦ   Burnet Coiunty Sheriff's Office - Inmate/Arrests Summary
ߦ   CITIZENS APPRECIATION DINNER - Tyra Ranch, Santa Fe, Texas
ߦ   Copperas Cove PD Most Wanted Publication
ߦ   Federal Fugitive captured during crash investigation
ߦ   Galveston County Sheriff's Office Daily Bulletin

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
A Houston couple remains in custody for allegedly hiring an undercover Houston Police officer posing as a hitman to target their former partners.

Valerie McDaniel and Leon Philip Jacob are to appear Monday in the 263rd District Court.

 

They are charged with solicitation of capital murder for their alleged roles in the case, according to documents filed by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

 

McDaniel, 48, a Houston veterinarian, sought to have her ex-husband killed. 

Jacob, 39, is accused of seeking to have his ex-girlfriend kidnapped and later killed to prevent her from testifying against him.

 

Jacob was previously charged with stalking and assault against the woman in cases still pending.

 

Investigators with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Special Crimes Bureau first learned that Jacob was seeking to have his ex-girlfriend killed. 

Investigators determined Jacob had agreed to pay $10,000 to a man to orchestrate the attack.

 

The man later agreed to cooperate with authorities. He and an undercover officer posing as a hitman met with Jacob to discuss details of the plot.

During that meeting, McDaniel arrived. She asked the undercover officer to kill her husband, and agreed to pay him $10,000 as part of an installment payment toward that hit. 

 

The plan was to shoot him in what would look like a carjacking gone bad.

 

Following the meeting, both would-be victims were notified of the plots against them. They agreed to cooperate with authorities and helped them stage murder and kidnap scenes that were photographed as proof the attacks had been carried out.

 

Jacob and McDaniel were arrested March 10.  They face five years to life if convicted.

###

 

 

Dane Schiller

Director of Communications

Harris County District Attorney’s Office

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2017 The Police News. All rights reserved.