Opening statements are expected to begin in the trial of Leon Jacob, who is accused of hiring a hit man to kill his ex-girlfriend. The jury, composed of 11 men and one woman, was seated earlier this week. Investigators say that Jacob, and Valerie McDaniel, plotted for their exes too be kidnapped, and killed if she didn’t cooperate. Jacob is accused of solicitation of capital murder and aggravated kidnapping. McDaniel, who was Jacob’s girlfriend and was a local veterinarian, committed suicide shortly after being arrested. Jacob’s defense is expected to argue that he was entrapped by police, and will show audiotapes police made during the sting in which they set-up the murders of both Jacob’s ex-girlfriend and McDaniel’s ex-husband.
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