They say crime doesn’t pay. When you’re a total idiot and your scheme is just plain evil, sometimes it can truly backfire. Check out this story about a young Dad who tried to use crime to get back at his ex.
Dwayne Lamont Moten, 20, was estranged from his wife and came up with a way to prove his wife was a bad mother so he could gain custody of their 3-year-old son. Police in Dallas, Texas say Moten hired a friend to shoot him so he could testify that his wife’s boyfriend did it . “Two individuals trying to frame a third individual,” a police spokesman said. Investigators said the friend, Jacob Wheeler, also 20, fired the shots, but Moten “realized he was shot a little worse than he had planned” and began screaming for help. Too late: he died, and Wheeler has been charged with murder. “There’s legal ways to get custody of a child,” the police investigator offered. “Taking a bullet, and ultimately dying, is definitely not one of those ways.”
(From the newsletter, This Is True)