VIENNA, W.Va. — A Wood County woman is in police custody after allegedly hiring someone to kill her husband.
Parkersburg police arrested Amy Yvonne Mayhugh, 41, of Vienna, Wednesday evening after an all-day investigation into an alleged murder for hire plot.
Police said a cooperating individual gave them information regarding the potential plot which then prompted an investigation.
Through the investigation, detectives learned that Mayhugh wanted to have her husband killed for the
purpose of collecting insurance money. Investigators were able to recover evidence allegedly supporting those findings.
The cooperating individual also told police that Mayhugh gave them a Rolex watch as partial payment for going through with the plot.
Mayhugh was arrested without incident at her 16th Street home in Vienna. She is charged with solicitation to commit murder. She was awaiting arraignment Wednesday night.