Police: Man hired men to kill mother
FOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) -- Fountain police say a teen solicited two men to kill his mother so he could sell her car and use her bank account to get breast implants for his girlfriend.
Authorities say the mother, Hyun Weis, was attacked with a small wooden baseball bat at her home Thursday but escaped.
She was hospitalized and then released Friday. The nature of her injuries hasn't been disclosed.
Deputy Police Chief Mike Barnett said 18-year-old Nikita Lee Weis was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
Authorities say Nikita Weis also wanted money to pay his rent.
Also arrested on the same charge were his girlfriend, 21-year-old Sophia Nicole Alsept, and the two men he allegedly hired, 18-year-old Juan Antonio Velez Gonzalez and 19-year-old Brandon Michael Soroka.
All are being held on $50,000 bail. Officials didn't know whether they had attorneys and said they couldn't get messages to them.
Barnett says the suspects discussed wrapping Hyun Weis' body in plastic and dumping in the desert in New Mexico or Arizona.
Nikita Weis is due in court Monday.