Man plotting murder 'butt-dials' victim

Last updated 08:41 26/11/2013
Larry Barnett
BUSTED: Police mugshot of accused Larry Barnett.

Relevant offers

Americas

A $5.1 trillion deal? Painter says he's richer than Gates, Buffett and Bezos Donald Trump's son attacks London mayor, misquotes him FBI suspects Donald Trump associates coordinated with Russia to damage Hillary Clinton's campaign - report Donald Trump says he feels vindicated by reports of 'incidental' tap Suspected drug mule dies on flight to Sydney Police: White murder suspect went to New York to attack blacks Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government Sinking risk for Los Angeles if 'The Big One' hits Trump signs Nasa Mars bill, ponders sending Congress to space Experts find what may be the earliest colour film of the White House grounds

US police have discovered a man's murder plot after he accidentally rang his intended victim.

Larry Barnett was charged with conspiracy to commit murder after he inadvertently revealed his plans to his alleged target, a former employee, according to local news reports.

The victim told police he got a call from Barnett but quickly realised his number had been accidentally dialed - most likely from Barnett sitting on his phone.

He listened in as Barnett reportedly spent the next hour and a half plotting the murder and giving someone directions to his house.

He overheard Barnett say: "I don't care if you have to burn his house to the ground with him in it. I don't care what you have to do, make it look like an accident."

When police arrived at the man's house, they found it had been broken in to and the gas stove tampered with.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content