It’s rare for the ATF to hear about a murder-for-hire before it happens. But that’s what happened in Charleston, South Carolina. A manila folder landed on their desk which outlined the murder of socialite Nancy Latham, soon-to-be ex-wife of Bank of America executive Chris Latham. They were going through a contentious divorce. The “hit packet” included photos of the Latham house, Nancy with their two daughters, their license plates, details about where they shop, who they hang out with. The packet was found in a North Charleston motel where the hit couple – a husband and wife team – was staying. Chris Latham was found guilty of hiring them.
Chris Latham, who at his trial said he was 100 percent innocent, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2014. Latham’s co-defendant and former girlfriend and bank assistant, Wendy Moore, was also tried and convicted on all counts against her. “The case lacked fingerprints and DNA evidence that Moore and Latham handled anything in the package but there was a positive handwriting match to Moore on a piece of paper” in the packet. Dateline tells the story on Friday at 9pm (EST) on NBC.
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