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Hancock, Maryland – Washington County Mother & Son Indicted On Murder For Hire

By admin • Dec 11th, 2009 • Category: News

DISCLAIMER - Any Charges Reported in these Press Releases are Merely Accusations and the Defendants are Presumed Innocent Unless and Until Proven Guilty.

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(Hancock, MD) A Washington County woman and her son, who is currently incarcerated on previous murder convictions, has been indicted on charges involving a murder for hire plot.

The Washington County Grand Jury issued indictments for Grace Marie Fink, 67, of the unit block of West Main Street in Hancock, Maryland and her son, Clarence F. Meyers, 39, of the 200-block of Old Route 40 in Hancock, Maryland. Both are charged by indictment with conspiracy to commit first degree murder, felony witness intimidation and obstruction of justice. Meyers’ additional charges include solicitation to commit first degree murder. Fink’s additional charges include solicitation to commit first degree assault and solicitation to commit malicious destruction of property over $500.

At 8:30 a.m. yesterday, Maryland State Police investigators from the Criminal Investigation Division served Meyers the indictment at the North Branch Correctional Institute in Cumberland. Meyers is currently incarcerated on convictions resulting from the murders of two sisters and the arson that caused their deaths on February 20, 2009.

At 11:00 a.m. yesterday, criminal investigators arrested Fink at her home. She was processed at the Hagerstown Barrack and transported to a district court commissioner in Hagerstown. She is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center without bond.

Since July, 2009, the Maryland State Police Criminal Investigation Division, with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Washington County Detention Center had been investigating a murder for hire plot involving Meyers and Fink. Police believe that Meyers was conspiring with Fink to murder his alleged former girlfriend, who is the mother of two young girls he was charged with murdering earlier this year.

In December, state police criminal investigators testified before the Washington County Grand Jury, who later came back with a total of nine indictments on Meyers and Fink. With the assistance of the Washington County State’s Attorney’s Office, the arrests warrants were issued.

The investigation continues…


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