Kelso woman arrested on suspicion of murder-for-hire plot

2013-02-03T21:14:00Z 2013-08-07T15:26:44Z Kelso woman arrested on suspicion of murder-for-hire plotBy Leslie Slape / The Daily News Longview Daily News
February 03, 2013 9:14 pm  • 

Longview Street Crimes Unit detectives nabbed a Kelso woman on suspicion of murder-for-hire as she was in the act of stalking her potential victim with a loaded handgun, police said in a news release.

The Street Crimes Unit had been investigating Amanda Marie Kirwan, 25, in connection with a criminal solicitation case when detectives learned that Kirwan planned to kill another person, police said. No one was killed in either case.

Detectives issued an all-points bulletin for Kirwan and caught her Friday night in Longview. The dispatch report warned police that Kirwan had been recently seen with a firearm and “actually pointed it at someone and pulled the trigger.”

She was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on suspicion of criminal solicitation for murder and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

Police released minimal details upon arrest but said more information would be released Tuesday.

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