Arkansas man arrested after accidentally butt-dialing intended victim allowing him to overhear details of his murderous plot

// December 5th, 2013 // News

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Butt-dialing someone is always embarrassing but when you accidentally dial your intended murder victim, allowing him to overhear all the details of your devious plans, things can get downright nasty.  That’s exactly what happened to 68-year-old Larry Barnett, who was arrested last week in Jonesboro, Arkansas after butt-dialing his intended victim allowing him to overhear all the details of Barnett’s plot to murder him.  Police were contacted by a man who told them he received a call at 12:30 PM from Barnett.  The man told police it sounded as if Barnett had “unknowingly made the phone call”.  The intended victim said he overheard Barnett give another man directions to his home in Paragould along with instructions on what he wanted done to him.

“I don’t care if you have to burn his house to the ground with him in it.  I don’t care what you have to do, make it look like an accident.”

The Paragould man was able to contact police while the phone call conversation was continuing (the entire conversation lasted 1 ½ hours).  Police arrived at the man’s home and promptly hauled him, along with his cellphone, to jail where he was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.  He is currently awaiting trial.

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