Florida Occasions-Union (Jacksonville, Florida)
In accordance with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Workplace, a 37-year-old man is the third individual jailed within the homicide of 44-year-old Velvet Love Burns, who was murdered in his dwelling in Doris Lane, in his Doris Lane's home.
Stephen Shelton Hand, already in jail after an untied arrest on Could 29, was formally charged with homicide on Tuesday.
He joins Burns' husband, Jerry "Tommy" Allen Burns, and his 30-year-old mistress, Amanda Lee Love, already jailed for homicide, the sheriff's workplace introduced. The court docket information present that Hand and Love have three youngsters collectively.
The Could 9 murder was staged to appear like a housebreaking, had beforehand introduced the sheriff's workplace. The husband advised police that he had left dwelling round three:30 for a job in Tallahassee, after which a household good friend discovered his spouse's physique that afternoon. However the investigation revealed that he had an affair with Love.
Burns is accused of conspiring with Like to homicide his spouse, providing him $ 5,000 to drive different suspects into the lifeless finish of Commonwealth Avenue, promising an additional sum after the homicide. The quantity would come from the life insurance coverage coverage of the sufferer, the sheriff's workplace stated.
In asserting the arrest of Hand, the sheriff's workplace said that he had been seen stabbing the sufferer and destroying proof. The forensic proof discovered on the scene of the homicide additionally locations Essential. The sheriff's workplace stated he and the sufferer didn’t know one another.
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