Doctor Arrested Hitmen
Doctor Arrested Hitmen, A 70-year-old Mississippi oncologist is accused of hiring two men to kill the lawyer who represented his ex-wife when they divorced in the 1990s.
Greenwood city police say that Dr. Arnold Smith of Greenwood and William Paul Muller, a 54-year-old brick mason from Morgan City, were arrested and held without bond on a charge of conspiracy to kill attorney Lee Abraham.
Police said 23-year-old Keaira Byrd and 25-year-old Derrick Lacy entered Abraham’s law office Saturday night, but agents from the Mississippi attorney general’s office were waiting.
Leflore County Coroner Debra Sanders said Byrd was fatally shot during an exchange of gunshots. Sanders said Lacy was shot in the lower back.
Mayor Carolyn McAdams said Abraham was not hurt.
Last week, Abraham had said he contacted the FBI about an anonymous letter he said libeled his brother, Leflore County Chancery Clerk Sam Abraham, and his sister.