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US Attorney: SC Hells Angels member pleads guilty to hiring man to kill his ex-wife

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A member of the Lexington County chapter of the Hells Angels pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hiring someone to kill his ex-wife, per a news release.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney, through his Hells Angels membership, 52-year-old Jerry Oliver met a person who was an FBI informant. The FBI informant was working as a driver at his place of employment.

Per the release, the informant was charged with DUI and was worried he would lose his job as a driver, so he asked Oliver for help. Oliver recommended an attorney that he knew and said he would cover the cost of the attorney if the informant would kill Oliver’s ex-wife, the release said.

Oliver stated that the murder needed to occur before his next family court appearance, the release read. He was involved in a contested family court proceeding where a hearing was scheduled for his failure to comply with the divorce decree with his ex-wife.

The informant contacted the FBI of the situation and was provided with recording materials to record his interactions with Oliver.

Numerous recordings in-person and over the phone discussions of killing Oliver’s ex-wife were captured. On September 29, a recording was also captured of Oliver providing a loaded firearm to the informant as well as pictures of his ex-wife from her Facebook page.

The pair also discussed how to make the killing look like a robbery gone bad, the release said.

The U.S. District Judge accepted Oliver’s guilty plea and will sentence Oliver at a later date. The U.S. Attorney states the maximum penalty for murder for hire is 10 years imprisonment and or a fine of $250,000. Oliver agreed to a negotiated 10-year sentence.

The case was investigated by agents of the FBI.

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