New charge filed in alleged murder plot targeting Aspen DA
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN, Colorado ” The former wife of Aspen prosecutor Richard Nedlin was charged with another felony in connection with the alleged murder-for-hire plot of her ex-husband, authorities said Monday.
A count of solicitation of second-degree murder was filed against Elinor Dvir, 36, by the District Attorney’s Office in Jefferson County.
Dvir stands accused of three felonies. The counts are solicitation to commit murder in the first degree, solicitation to commit murder in the second degree and solicitation to commit assault in the first degree.
She faces more than 40 years in state prison if convicted as charged based on sentencing guidelines. Dvir is being held on $100,000 bond at the Jefferson County Detention Facility.
Dvir is to next appear in Jefferson County Court on May 26, at which time she will likely be advised of the latest charge.
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“We don’t really discuss the [rationale],” said Pam Russell, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, on the most recent charge. “We look at the evidence from more than one angle.”
The filing comes a few days after Judge Tom Vance removed the “cash only” condition for bond. That means Dvir can be released from jail on a surety bond, or one that is posted by a bondsman.
Vance also added several other bond conditions. The conditions range from surrender of her passport to not being able to travel to Pitkin County. Dvir also can’t have contact with her child. Nedlin is the child’s father.
Investigators from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office arrested Dvir on March 15 at her Denver home.
The arrest came one day after Dvir allegedly offered $2,000 to an undercover police officer to kill her ex-husband, according to an arrest affidavit. The conversation between Dvir and the undercover officer was recorded.
She allegedly told the undercover officer it “didn’t’ matter if it happens today, tomorrow, next week or next month.” Dvir also said she wanted the murder to look like an accident:
“If the body disappeared that’s fine, but I’d prefer it to look like an accident, like stuff his body with cocaine, like an overdose. It’s got to be done in a very smart way,” she said, according to the arrest affidavit.
A police informant, who told authorities he had spoken with Dvir about killing Nedlin, unveiled the alleged murder scheme.