PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - A man was the target of a murder-for-hire plot being hatched by his wife and daughter, Peterborough police said.
Crystal Tinor, 47, and Ashley Tinor, 23, were arrested and charged Monday night with conspiracy to commit murder.
The alleged victim is Mario Tinor, 48, a former Scout leader. Police became involved when contacted by a "third party" on Nov. 9, who had some knowledge of the plan, Lyons said.
An undercover officer then portrayed himself as a potential hitman that the women were trying to hire, Lyons said.
Police said the daughter helped facilitate the meeting and the mother told the undercover officer she wanted her husband killed.
The allegations have not been proven in court. The mother and daughter weren't previously known to police, Lyons said.
When police learned of the plan, the 48-year-old man was taken into police protection Lyons said.
"It wouldn't be something I would suggest (the father) had knowledge of until it was brought to his attention."
The arrest comes seven days after police were notified.