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Federal Indictment Handed Down In Murder-For-Hire Scheme

A Federal Grand Jury has returned an indictment in the murder-for-hire case of  Danielle Dana Layman of Ponca City.

An indictment is a charge and not evidence of guilt.

The formal charge from the Oklahoma City Grand Jury is Use of Interstate Commerce Facilities in the Commission of Murder-for-Hire.

In July, Layman waived her preliminary hearing and was released from federal custody on house arrest.  She was arrested June 30, accused of engaging an individual to travel to Israel for the purpose of administering ricin to  her former husband. Ricin is a poison created from castor beans.

A witness from Oklahoma City was asked to participate in the scheme.  The Process Server was given a packet of ricin, along with codes and instructions, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

The FBI conducted a search of Layman’s home on July 3 in Ponca City.