Arraignment set in alleged murder-for-hire scheme |

Arraignment set in alleged murder-for-hire scheme

Wyatt Haupt Jr.
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

GOLDEN, Colo. ” An arraignment hearing has been set for the former wife of Aspen prosecutor Richard Nedlin, authorities said Tuesday.

Elinor Dvir is charged with three felonies in connection with an alleged murder-for-hire plot of her ex-husband. She stands accused of solicitation of first-degree murder, solicitation of second-degree murder and solicitation of first-degree assault.

Dvir, 36, is to be arraigned on the felony counts at 1 p.m. July 13 in Jefferson County District Court in Golden.

She faces more than 40 years in state prison if convicted as charged based on sentencing guidelines. Dvir is being held on $100,000 bond at the Jefferson County Detention Facility.

A preliminary hearing in the case was set for Tuesday but the proceeding was waived at the request of Dvir’s defense team.

Investigators from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office arrested Dvir at her Denver home March 15.

The arrest came one day after Dvir allegedly offered $2,000 to an undercover police officer to kill her ex-husband, according to an arrest affidavit. The conversation between Dvir and the undercover officer was recorded.

She allegedly told the undercover officer it “didn’t matter if it happens today, tomorrow, next week or next month.” Dvir also said she wanted the murder to look like an accident:

“If the body disappeared that’s fine, but I’d prefer it to look like an accident, like stuff his body with cocaine, like an overdose. It’s got to be done in a very smart way,” according to the arrest affidavit.

A police informant, who told authorities he had spoken with Dvir about killing Nedlin, unveiled the alleged murder scheme.

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