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Police: Husband and Wife Arrested in Murder Plot

Wichita Falls, Texas - A couple is behind bars after police arrested them on suspicion of a murder-for-hire plot to murder their daughter's boyfriend.

On July 2nd, officers from the Organized Crime Unit, Gang Task Force, and Crimes Against Persons Unit conducted an arrest operation in which 58-year-old Jeffery Peyton and his wife, 39-year-old Christina Peyton, were taken into custody for Criminal Solicitation to Commit Capital Murder. 

The suspects paid an undercover officer $500.00 in cash to murder the boyfriend of their daughter in a dispute over money. 

They couple was taken into custody this afternoon in the 200 block of Carolina Street by the WFPD SWAT Team.

The couple is being held in the Wichita County Jail, they are each being held on a $1 million bond.

The case remains under investigation, stay with Newschannel 6 as we bring you more information.

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