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Alberton Man Learns The Hard Way Not To Hire A Beggar To Kill His Wife

Story from: 2oceansvibe.com

Killing your spouse out of passion is still truly awful, but killing them for funds? Now that’s proof of how money brings out the worst in people.

A man from Alberton, Jozi, has been accused of organising a hit on his 31-year-old wife, all so he could claim her R4,5 million life insurance and pension money.

But the information on how Michael-Dean Merrington, 27, planned to kill his wife, Aldrige, for the payout is very disturbing.

Details of the alleged hit were revealed during Merrington’s bail application, where it is said that he approached a 20-year-old beggar, Glen Cona, to carry out the crime.

However, according to IOL, on the day the murder was about to go down, Cona thankfully got cold feet.

The two have now been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murde,r and Merrington faces an additional charge of assault with the intention to cause grievous bodily harm for “allegedly stabbing Cona when he failed to kill his wife,” reports IOL.

Here are the details:

At the bail application at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, it was stated that the crime was a schedule 1 offence and the onus was on the State to prove that releasing the accused would not be in the interest of justice.

The investigating officer, from Brackendowns police station, Mario Nes, stated he believed the two men were flight risks, and releasing them would interfere with the process of justice.

The court had to adjourn to give a visibly shaken Cona time to compose himself.

This was after the court twice battled to swear him in. He appeared frightened and unable to comprehend what was going on.

The court resorted to using the affidavit he gave to the police after his arrest.

In the affidavit, Cona says he was at a traffic light begging when Merrington approached him and asked him to kill his 31-year-old wife.

But when he told Merrington he had never killed anyone, Merrington told him to try.

He took Cona to the house, hid him in the bathroom to wait for Aldrige to return from work. When she arrived, Cona lost his nerve because Aldrige and Merrington’s three-year-old son was present.

How hectic is that?

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