(WBRE/WYOU) — It sounds like a soap opera, but State Police said a murder for hire plot was foiled in Wayne County.
Investigators said Robert Malpasse is behind the scheme to kill the boyfriend of his estranged wife Allison Malpasse.
According to court paperwork, the 49-year-old from Moscow and the woman he was dating, Jennifer Proctor, stalked Allison and her boyfriend Matt Gregory, even taking garbage from her home to get personal information about him.
The plot thickened when Malpasse allegedly gave Proctor a bag of white powder to put in Gregory’s drink saying, “the mixture would be enough to kill someone”.
Investigators told Eyewitness News that Proctor refused to do that, but she did meet Gregory at the Dunkin Donuts in Carbondale, trying to convince him to have sex with her at a hotel across the street.
They said the goal was to “get pictures of him naked so they could show Allison to possibly break them up”.
State Police said Proctor ended up telling Allison that she was in danger and wanted to help her.
They agreed to go to the State Police Honesdale barracks, where Proctor gave the details to detectives, saying Malpasse told her, “he wanted to hurt Allison as much as she hurt him, and that he was determined to get her boyfriend out of the picture no matter what it took”.
Malpasse was listed as an active member of the Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company, but the chief confirmed to Eyewitness News that he has been suspended.
Investigators said they recorded a phone call between Proctor and Malpasse, and he confirmed or didn’t deny some of those allegations.
Malpasse was denied bail and has a hearing scheduled on June 20th. Proctor is not yet facing charges in connection with this case.