TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - A Fouke woman has been charged with trying to hire someone to kill her estranged husband.
Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Carlton Jones tells the Texarkana Gazette that he's filed a charge of solicitation of first-degree murder against 46-year-old Kelly Ann Mercer.
Mercer is being held in the Miller County jail on $50,000 bond. Online jail records do not list an attorney for her.
Mercer wrote in a petition for a protective order in April that she feared her husband - Kevin Mercer - would kill her.
Court documents say Kelly Mercer contacted a friend about killing her husband and that the friend notified law enforcement. She is due in court next week for arraignment.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.