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Mother, son accused of trying to hire hit man to kill son's wife

January 18, 2012 |  7:11 pm

An El Cajon mother and son were arraigned Wednesday of charges of trying to hire a hit man for $1,000 to kill the son's estranged wife.

June Picard, 57, and Francis Nobel, 31, pleaded not guilty in the El Cajon branch of San Diego County Superior Court. Bail for each was set to $1 million.

The two expected to gain more than $100,000 if the son's 31-year-old wife was dead, prosecutors said. Instead of a hit man, the two gave the money to an undercover El Cajon police officer, according to court documents.

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