Oklahoma man arrested in Ricin pizza murder-for-hire plot

Oklahoma man arrested in Ricin pizza murder-for-hire plot (Image 1)
Oklahoma man arrested in Ricin pizza murder-for-hire plot (Image 1)

An Oklahoma man is accused of attempting to hire someone to pretend to be a delivery man and give his pregnant girlfriend a pizza with Ricin on it.

Preston Rhoads, 30, remains jailed without bond in Oklahoma City on two counts of attempting to kill another and three counts of solicitation to commit murder.

According to The Oklahoman, Rhoads was arrested April 17 after authorities learned of a conversation he had with a former co-worker.

The affidavit says Rhoads produced a vile of Ricin, a deadly toxin, during a meeting with the man, and told him to use the toxin to poison his girlfriend.

The arrest report goes on to say that his girlfriend is pregnant with his child, and Rhoads wanted to kill the fetus.

Rhoads is accused of then asking the man to put the Ricin in a soft drink or pizza and pretend to be a delivery man in order to get his girlfriend to ingest the toxin.

Police added that Rhoads said if his girlfriend were to die in the process, he would be okay with it.

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