Woman charged with seeking to have husband killed

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.

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