A man's wife and daughter who are accused of attempting to hire a hit man to kill him were arrested Monday morning, Dallas police said.
"To have a child, as well as a spouse, involved in a plan of this nature is extremely unusual," Lt. Craig Miller said.
Investigators said Lewis met with an undercover officer she thought was a hit man in a Walmart parking lot at Interstate 30 and Buckner.
"(Apparently) this was something that they wanted to take place in a rapid time frame," Miller said.
According to the arrest report, Lewis offered the officer a loaded pistol to use as the murder weapon and promised him $25,000 once the job was done.
Police said Hughes has confessed to the crime.
"I’m speechless; I don’t know what to say," the Hughes’ next door neighbor in Garland said.
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But no one was more shocked than Kenneth Hughes, police said.
"These are people that you trust and love," Miller said, "He is very distraught, I can assure you of that."
Police said Kenneth Hughes has a large life insurance policy, but police did not want to speculate on a motive.
Hughes and Lewis have been charged with criminal solicitation to commit capital murder. They are each being held on a $100,000 bond. If convicted, they face sentences of up to life in prison.