CLERMONT COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - An inmate from the Clermont County Jail was indicted on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder on Thursday for a "murder-for-hire" scheme.
Authorities said 45-year-old Robert Clowers solicited the assistance of another inmate to have his pregnant ex-girlfriend, the victim in his pending felonious assault and kidnapping case, murdered.
The Criminal Investigative Unit from the Sheriff's Office was made aware of the alleged contract on Monday, Feb. 5 after an inmate told corrections staff he was solicited by Clowers.
According to authorities, Clowers developed a plan and solicited an inmate to kill the victim, with the intention of eliminating testimony needed by the state for a successful prosecution.
Clowers will appear in Clermont County Common Pleas Court on Feb. 23 for his arraignment.