Brownville murder-for-hire suspect allowed supervised visits with children

Posted Oct. 23, 2012, at 7:49 p.m.
Wendy Farley of Brownville during her initial court appearance at the Piscataquis County Superior Court in Dover-Foxcroft Thursday afternoon.
Wendy Farley of Brownville during her initial court appearance at the Piscataquis County Superior Court in Dover-Foxcroft Thursday afternoon.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The Brownville woman charged with a murder-for-hire attempt against her husband will be allowed to have supervised contact with her minor children.

Wendy Farley, 46, will be allowed to visit with her minor children in Piscataquis County Jail if they are accompanied by one of her adult children, and the minor children have permission of their father, Luther Farley, to see her. The permission was granted during a status conference Tuesday in Piscataquis County Superior Court.

Wendy Farley was arrested on Sept. 18 and charged with criminal solicitation, a Class A felony, for trying to hire someone to kill her husband. According to police affidavits, Farley tried to have her friend, Michael Anderson, find someone to kill her husband with a rifle so it would look like a hunting accident.

“A straight hit, that’s what I want,” Farley allegedly tells Anderson on a recording, according to the affidavit. “One shot — drop him.”

Instead, Anderson contacted police, who set up an operation to record conversations between him and Farley. Farley was arrested after a taped interviewed was reviewed by Brownville and Milo police.

Farley has 13 children with four of them of adult age, said her attorney Chris Smith. She still cannot have direct contact with her husband nor any contact with Anderson.

Piscataquis County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy said in September that there is no evidence of domestic violence.

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