Wife accused of murder-for-hire plot

"I'm actually terrified, because I mean...I'm just lucky the guy came and told me," said James Hursey.

Hursey says he was the target of a murder-for-hire plot organized by his wife, Amber Hursey. Amber had an emergency protective order on James, and he was living at his grandparents' house when James says Amber approached a friend of his last week and tried to convince him to kill her husband. Hursey says that friend immediately called to tip him off.

"I got a phone call saying that I needed to be talked to, that it was very important. I set a meeting up with the gentleman that told me that my wife was trying to kill me," James Hursey said.

Hursey says he thought it was a practical joke when his friend told him his wife was trying to have him killed.

"I thought it was a practical joke until my friend said that she was serious and explained everything to me," he says.

James says he went to the Kentucky State Police, who organized a sting operation. State Police won't discuss the details of the operation, but James Hursey says his friend met with Amber while they were being recorded. He says she even had their son with her as they discussed the murder.

"The worst of it all is that my son was there. She actually had him in the vehicle while she was showing the guy where my grandparents lived at," says Hursey.

James says it's been a rough year. In February, he discovered his picture was being used by a Facebook scammer who used Hursey's Army veteran status to prey on women. When we spoke with him back then, he said he had no idea how his picture ended up with a scammer.

Amber Hursey is charged with solicitation of murder. She's due back in court November 22.


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