Chicago woman paid $4,000 to have man killed, prosecutors say

- A 26-year-old Chicago woman was being held without bond on a charge of first-degree murder Friday, Cook County prosecutors said.

Brianna Smith is accused of paying a man $4,000 to kill a tow truck driver to prevent him from testifying against her jailed boyfriend, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Reginald Jones, 33, a father of three, was slain inside a garage on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve 2014. He had gone there in the belief that he would be meeting a man who wanted to buy some tires from him, the Sun-Times reported.

Instead, Jones encountered a man in a ski mask who shot him nine times, prosecutors said, according to the newspaper.

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