Quote of the Day - I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
John Orlowski was going through a divorce. Apparently a tough divorce because his wife obtained a restraining order against him, which he violated twice and ended up in jail. In jail, he met a member of the Crips gang, and hatached a three-way plot. He hired the gang member to kill his wife, mother-in-law and daughter, first for $500, and then increased the offer to $2,000.
The gang member, however, had second thoughts about killing a child and expressed those thoughts to his mother while at home awaiting the fateful day. Thankfully, the gang member's mother called the FBI, who gained the gang member's cooperation and set up a sting. They wired the gang member, who then met with Orlowski to go over the final plans and details, including only one bullet for his daughter, in the chest as opposed to her head, to allow for an open casket funeral. The wife and mother-in-law were to get two bullets apiece, both in the head.
The FBI then arrested Orlowski, who recently pled not guilty, and it appears plans to use a "depression" defense.
How someone with depression can be so specific will be an issue a jury likely won't have much of a problem deciding.