Mother And Son Arrested For Alleged Murder-For-Hire Plot

Mother and son arrested for alleged murder-for-hire plot

Maurice Temple and Pauline Chase were arrested in Plainfield on Thursday. Prosecutors claim Chase gave a man $5,000 as a down payment to kill her daughter-in-law, Maurice's wife. Her son was also allegedly in on the murder plot.

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Court documents said that Maurice and Chase had multiple conversations with a man about hiring him for Maurice's wife's death. At several point, Maurice even allegedly searched a man to see if he was wearing a wire. 

The two were arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit murder, solicitation to commit murder and attempt to commit murder.

Each of them are being held on $1 million bail. 

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