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Chicago woman paid $4,000 to have the man killed, prosecutors say

Brianna Smith has confessed to help planning of a 2014 killing, authorities say.

(The Chicago Police)

A 26-year-old Chicago woman was held without bond on a charge of first-degree murder Friday, Cook County prosecutors said.

Brianna Smith is accused of paying a man $4,000 to kill tow truck driver to prevent him from testifying against her boyfriend in the prison, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Reginald Jones, 33, a father of three, was killed in a garage on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve 2014. He was there, in the belief that he would be meeting with a man who wanted to buy some tires from him, the Sun-Times reported.

Instead, Jones came a man with a ski mask who shot him nine times, the prosecutor said, according to the newspaper.

The unidentified shooter remains at large, the newspaper.

Smith’s boyfriend was in prison, because half a year earlier he had had a quarrel with Jones and allegedly shot Jones in one of his arms, prosecutors said.

Jones indictment against the friend, who was arrested for attempted murder. The boyfriend offered Jones money to drop the case, but Jones refused, prosecutors said.

Smith child, to help the plans of the kill and deliver the money to the unknown shooter, prosecutors said.

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