Dorothy M. Cascone allegedly wanted a hit man to kill her ex-husband Monday night while fireworks were going off. The plot was all about cashing in on four -- four -- life insurance polices she keeps on her ex-, George Cascone, 11 years after their divorce.
The good news for George Cascone is that his ex-'s hired gun (and boyfriend of three weeks) turned informant for the FBI.
Court documents say Dorothy Cascone, 58, wanted her ex- offed while he
was sleeping, suggesting the midnight killing time thinking that
fireworks and guns going off for the Fourth of July would mask the sound
of the shooting. She allegedly gave her hired gun a loaded .38 caliber
weapon, which she suggested adding a silencer on, handwritten maps of
George Cascone's home with directions to where he'd be sleeping and
instructions to retrieve her .45 caliber weapon from a safe in the home.
She noted that George Cascone takes a lot of medication before going to
bed, making him a "sound sleeper."
If you couldn't tell, she appeared serious about offing her ex-. So
serious that she took her personal hit man on a shopping trip to K-Mart
to buy black shoes, pants and a shirt for the murder. And they scouted
the house and met another man who was supposed to help with the plot at a
Shell Station on North Oak Trafficway and Barry Road. But the helper
turned out to be a detective, who was paid $1,000, given the maps, a .25
caliber gun and a photo of George Cascone.
Just to be clear of her intentions, the informant asked her, "Do you
want him shot once, three times, or a bunch of times?"
"I just want him dead," she said (according to court records), adding
that they should feel free to leave the bodies in the home.
As for those life insurance premiums, they were about to expire on July
8. So she headed out to pay State Farm.
Police nabbed her in a traffic stop. Cascone was chatty with the cops.
She claimed her boyfriend planned to kill her ex-husband, not her.
She admitted keeping four life insurance policies on her ex-husband, but
denied wanting him dead because they had a cordial relationship and an
amicable divorce. She told police that "every man she dates wants to
kill George, and that there are a lot of people who want George dead."
Finally, she admitted wanting her husband dead. She explained that she
was mad about money, property and a business that George Cascone
received in the divorce settlement. But she claimed she didn't think
her boyriend would really kill George Cascone and thought of it as a
"game." And that $1,000 payment? That was just for household chores. Uh
Clay County authorities charged Cascone with first-degree assault --
attempt to kill. She faces five to 15 years in prison.