While the emotional pain that accompanies heartbreak is inevitable, even the most jaded of exes don’t anticipate that their former partners will splash some serious cash to put a bounty on their head. Unfortunately for Meghan Verikas and Mack McDaniel however, their respective exes both harbored so much resentment for them that they paid for a hitman over $10,000 to carry out their murders. While their former partners Leon Jacob and Valerie McDaniel thought that they were in the clear after ordering the hit, their crime took an expected turn when the true identity of the “hitman” proved to be much more than they bargained for.
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, Leon Jacobs still maintains that he did not intend for Verikas to be killed, or even injured. “I’m innocent and as a human being and a physician, that thought of killing somebody else is, just goes against everything in my nature,” he said to CBS News. If convicted, Jacob faces a possible prison sentence of life with no chance of parole.