Woman Allegedly Conspired to Kill Witness in Pending Court Case

5 years 2 months 4 days ago Wednesday, September 11 2013 Sep 11, 2013 Wednesday, September 11, 2013 5:35:34 AM CDT September 11, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A Buchanan County Jail inmate and a St. Joseph woman are charged with conspiring to kill a witness in the man's pending criminal case.

County authorities say 69-year-old Doyle Brant, formerly of Agency, and 44-year-old Alesia L. Rivera were charged Tuesday with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Buchanan County prosecutors allege Brant and Rivera conspired to pay a confidential informant $2,000 to commit the murder.

Brant is jailed on charges of sodomizing a 14-year-old girl in Agency in 2006. The St. Joseph News-Press reports court documents identified the target of the murder plot as having the same initials as Brant's alleged victim.

Court records do not indicate that either Brant or Rivera have attorneys for the conspiracy charge.

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