Bond condition eased in murder-for-hire case
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” A judge relaxed a bond condition Tuesday for a woman who stands accused in an alleged murder-for-hire plot of Aspen prosecutor Richard Nedlin.
Jefferson County Judge Tom Vance removed the “cash only” bond condition for Elinor Dvir, 36, of Denver. She is being held on $100,000 bond at Jefferson County Detention Facility.
Vance made the determination at a morning hearing in Jefferson County Court. He also reset a preliminary hearing in the case to 9:30 a.m. on June 2.
The ruling could make it easier for Dvir to post bond in the case given that she will not have to come up with $100,000 cash in order to be released from jail. Dvir is charged with solicitation of first-degree murder and solicitation of first-degree assault.
She now has the option of being released from jail on a surety bond or one posted by a bondsman, said Pam Russell of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. Vance also added several other bond conditions should Dvir post bail.
The conditions range from surrender of her passport to not being able to travel to Pitkin County. Dvir also cannot have contact with her child.
Nedlin is the father of the child, and Dvir’s former husband.
Investigators from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office arrested Dvir on March 15.
The arrest was made one day after Dvir allegedly offered $2,000 to an undercover police officer to kill her ex-husband, according to an arrest affidavit.
She allegedly told the undercover officer it “didn’t’ matter if it happens today, tomorrow, next week or next month.” The conversation between Dvir and the undercover officer was recorded.
A police informant unveiled the alleged murder scheme.
The informant told authorities he met with Dvir at a bar in Lakewood in late February, where she was “pestering” him about “taking out” Nedlin. The duo met through an escort service.
The informant allegedly had numerous conversations with Dvir over a two-week period about “hits,” with the last one coming March 6.
That is when the informant apparently told Dvir that he wanted her to meet his partner, who would be responsible for doing the “job.” The partner was the undercover officer, the affidavit stated.
A March 14 meeting was subsequently arranged between the undercover officer and Dvir at her home on South Grant Street in Denver. Dvir was arrested the following day.
Nedlin declined to comment.
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