EAST. ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOX) “Blame the cat” — that was at the heart of a murder plot hatched by a Pontoon Beach, Il. man who goes before a judge today for sentencing.
Investigators say 46-year-old Brett Nash had it all worked out — on paper.
Abduct the man who was romantically pursuing Nash’s wife, force him into a hot-tub, then toss in a plugged-in radio along with the intended victim’s cat.
Investigators would conclude that the cat accidentally electrocuted its owner, Nash figured.
Nash borrowed another plan from a real-life case he saw on TV — rig the victim with a fake bomb around his neck and force him to clean out his bank account and hand over all the cash.
A co-conspirator with a conscience went to police and they were able to arrest Nash before he was able to carry out his scheme.
Investigators found a backpack in Nash’s home containing a ski mask, handcuffs, and a diagram of the victim’s home.
He faces up to 20-years in prison.