Monroe man trying to hire hitman to kill wife and daughter accidentally texted former boss, police say

MONROE, Wash. – A Monroe man was arrested Wednesday after police said he wrote a text attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife and young daughter, but accidentally sent it to his former boss.

The 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of criminal solicitation for first-degree murder (domestic violence).

The man made his first court appearance Thursday, but Q13 News isn’t naming him because he hasn’t been formally charged.

According to court documents:

The suspect’s former boss received the following text message earlier this week this is the exact copy, including typos):

"Hey Shayne hows it going. You remember you said that you would help me kill my wife. I'm going to take you up on that offer. (Her) life insurance is worth 1 million and if you want a bounes (sic) you can kill (my daughter). Her life insurance is 500k. I go to work 5 in the morning. (She) goes to work at 2:00pm so if you can make a robbery gone wrong or make it a accident she works at walmart she gets off at 11:00. I'll split everything with the insurance 50/50. Please call or text me please."