A woman in Washington state is facing charges for allegedly hiring a teenager to murder her ex-husband.
Teen assassin: Shaerin Kelley, 30, is accused of offering 17-year-old Joshua Good $13,000 to kill her ex-husband, Baron Li.
- To execute the task, Good reportedly hired another teen, Quincy Mendez, to be his getaway driver, KIRO7 reports.
- Bellevue Police Major Travess Forbush told Komonews that the suspect attacked Li outside his apartment in Lakemont on July 10.
- Good reportedly stood over the victim when he fell and continued firing.
- He shot his 48-year-old target nine times but missed any organ or artery.
- While Li sustained gunshot wounds, he survived the shooting.
- The victim spent a week recuperating in the hospital.
Victim-turned-witness: Soon after the attack, Li told authorities that he could only think of his ex-wife to be behind it as they had been fighting for custody over their 6-year-old son.
- “Did I know she was crazy? Did I know she was capable of doing this? Of course, without a doubt,” Li was quoted as saying, according to KIRO7.
- Li said he thinks the actual target was the child, who sustained brain damage as an infant following an incident and received a trust fund as a settlement.
- Li pointed out that he does not blame Good nor Mendez, noting that he is just glad that his son will now be safe.
- Investigators were able to tie Kelley to the crime after a tracking device linked to her via online records was found on Li’s car.
- Along with Kelley, Good and Mendez are also being charged as adults for attempted first-degree murder.
- An arraignment for the case has been set for Oct. 26.
- The GoFundMe campaign set up to support Li has so far raised more than $15,000 of the $100,000 goal.
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