Man accidentally texts former employer while planning a murder

MONROE, Washington-

Jeff Lytle father was arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to murder his wife and 4-year-old daughter. Jeff Lytle attempted to send a text message to someone named “Shayne” in the alleged murder-for-hire plot for insurance money, according to KIRO-TV.

The text read-

“Hey Shayne hows it going. You remember you said that you would help me kill my wife. I’m going to take you up on that offer. (Her) life insurance is worth 1 million and if you want a bounes (sic) you can kill (my daughter). Her life insurance is 500k. I go to work 5 in the morning. (She) goes to work at 2:00pm so if you can make a robbery gone wrong or make it a accident she works at walmart she gets off at 11:00. I’ll split everything with the insurance 50/50. Please call or text me please.”

Court documents reveal Lytle, 42, promised to share $1.5 million policy with Shayne.

Lytle allegedly wanted to make the murder look like a “robbery gone wrong” or an accident. He told Shayne when his wife got home from work.

Investigators say instead of sending the text to Shayne, he accidentally sent the text to his former employer.The former employer called police, and arrested Lytle was then at his home Wednesday, KIRO reports.

Lytle told investigators he was sending those text messages to “vent” and had no intention of killing them. He additionally said his 4-year-old daughter may have send the text message.

Prosecutors believe Lytle did want to have his wife and daughter killed.

He was booked into Snohomish County jail for investigation of two counts of criminal solicitation for first-degree murder, according to court documents.

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