Aspen: Suspect in alleged murder plot wants ex prosecuted
ASPEN, Colo. – A woman charged with trying to arrange the murder of her ex-husband has accused him of abusing his power as a prosecutor.
Elinor Dvir, an Israeli national who was living in Denver, asked the Pitkin County district attorney to prosecute her ex-husband, Richard Nedlin, a deputy district attorney in the county.
Dvir accused Nedlin of using a restricted database to get the criminal history of someone who was supporting Dvir in her custody dispute with Nedlin.
Nedlin declined to comment. District Attorney Martin Beeson said Nedlin didn’t commit a crime.
Dvir was charged with solicitation of first-degree murder and other counts. Prosecutors accused her of trying to hire an undercover police officer posing as a hit man to kill Nedlin in his home in Aspen, which is in Pitkin County.
Court records say Dvir and Nedlin were in dispute over custody of their child.
Dvir’s first trial ended last month in a hung jury. A new trial is scheduled next month. She remains in custody.
In the complaint against Nedlin, Dvir’s attorney, Ann Roan, claimed Nedlin testified during Dvir’s trial that he committed a computer crime. Roan said Nedlin also testified that Beeson gave him a “talking to.”
The complaint asks for a special prosecutor to prosecute Nedlin.
Beeson said his office did address a matter involving Nedlin in late 2008 and early 2009, but he gave few details.
“It was addressed appropriately and it was addressed administratively,” Beeson said. “We made it clear to him that his actions were not to be repeated and that severe sanctions would be in effect if he did this again.”
Beeson told the Aspen Times the complaint is a ploy by Roan to impeach Nedlin’s credibility at the retrial.