Prosecutors withdraw murder-for-hire charge against Norfolk woman

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 5:51 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 28 at 12:25 PM

NORFOLK-- Prosecutors withdrew several charges, including murder-for-hire, against a Norfolk woman accused of plotting with a teenage boy to kill her husband.

Patience Justine Perez still faces two counts of indecent liberties.

During Wednesday's preliminary hearing in Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, the Commonwealth nolle prossed three charges – 1 count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, 1 count of Solicitation to Commit a Felony, and 1 count of Use of Electronic Means for Child Sex, said spokeswoman Amanda Howie.

There was insufficient evidence to move forward on those counts, she told WVEC.com.

The Grand Jury in Norfolk Circuit Court will meet on September 18 to consider the indecent liberties charges.

Perez allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old she knew through Renaissance Academy in Virginia Beach, where Perez worked as a security assistant. She not longer works there.

 Police said the consensual, sexual relationship between Perez and the student occurred at her home on O’Conner Crescent in Norfolk in February. At the time of her arrest, they also said the pair used mobile phones to exchange pornographic images. They also said Ms. Perez and the teen engaged in conversation/plan to murder Ms. Perez's husband.

The Grand Jury in Norfolk Circuit Court will meet on September 18 to consider the indecent liberties charges.

In June, Perez was indicted by a Virginia Beach grand jury on one count of indecent liberties by a custodian.

 

 

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