Charlotte Woman Accused Of Hiring Hit Man To Kill Witness

CHARLOTTE, N.C.,None — A Charlotte woman will soon be on her way to Oregon to face charges that she tried to hire a hit man to kill a key witness in a multimillion-dollar diamond theft ring.

FBI agents arrested Brittany Ladd, 22, on suspicion she tried to hire an undercover agent to kill a Union County man who's charged in that theft ring.

Agents said Victor Lupis confessed to being involved in the heists and named others, including Ladd's boyfriend, Trey Adams.

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A federal judge refused to release Ladd on bond this week.