by: Stephanie Coueignoux Updated:
MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. - A Mecklenburg County Health Department employee with the school health program was arrested Tuesday.
Fathia Davis, a school health nurse supervisor, has been charged with use of Interstate Commerce Facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, sources told Channel 9.
Mecklenburg County officials said this is not related to her work with Mecklenburg County.
Laurie Bogusz said she's shocked to learn the charges Davis is facing, but said Davis' divorce was rocky. Bogusz said she knows the couple, and their young daughter.
“You just never know what's going to make a person snap. You just don't know,” she said.
A federal criminal complaint stated in January, Davis asked an unidentified man to find someone to kill her ex-husband. That man then told police, who began an undercover operation.
According to the affidavit, Davis agreed to pay undercover detectives $4,000 to shoot her ex-husband in the head.
“I'm sad that it happened. I'm sad she had to go that route,” Bogusz said.
Mecklenburg County officials said Davis has worked for the county for nearly two years, and has been the nurse supervisor for school health for the past three months.
According to the county, Davis' duties include collaborating with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools staff and administrators, supervising the nursing staff, and maintaining a healthy and safe working environment.
Neighbors said they can't believe a fellow community member is now in jail, charged with trying to have her ex-husband killed.
“I never heard anything so outrageous. It just doesn't make sense,” said neighbor Jenny Hill.
She has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the charges.
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