Two Cottonwood women are behind bars for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill another local person. The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office went undercover to investigate the women.
According to a probable cause affidavit by Detective Brian Hewson, the sisters confronted a man who was delivering fuel oil to their property on Tuesday. Hewson said the sisters accused the delivery man of stalking them and then offered him guns, ammunition and $5,000 to kill their neighbor.
Debra Wensman, 50, and Doris Wensman, 46, appeared Friday before Magistrate Jeff P. Payne and are being held in the Idaho County Jail on separate bonds of $100,000. They are charged with the purpose of promoting or facilitating the commission of a crime by soliciting a person to commit murder, a felony.
According to court documents, an undercover deputy approached the women on Thursday after a fuel oil delivery man called law enforcement to report they had tried to offer him money to kill their neighbor.
The women made the same offer to the deputy, who was wearing a radio transmitter. That's when additional law enforcement officers arrived and arrested the women.
It wasn't immediately known if the two sisters have an attorney. They have not yet had the opportunity to enter a plea in court.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 8.