Monday, August 1, 2022

Pelahatchie Woman Gets 10 Years in Murder for Hire Plot

 The Justice Department issued the following statement. 

A Pelahatchie woman was sentenced to the statutory maximum of 120 months in prison for using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire, announced United States Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Jackson Field Office.

Jessica Leeann Sledge, 40, was sentenced by United States District Judge Carlton W. Reeves today.  The sentence included a fine of $1,000 and a term of three years of supervised release following her release from prison.

Sledge previously pled guilty and admitted that between September of 2021 and November 1, 2021, she used the internet, her cell phone and the “Whatsapp” application to arrange a murder-for-hire.  Unknown to Sledge, the “hitman” she hired via the internet to commit the murder was in fact an FBI Special Agent. On November 1, 2021, Sledge met in Brandon, Mississippi, with the individual she thought was the assassin she had hired in order to provide an additional payment and to provide additional information concerning her intended victim. The intended victim was ultimately unharmed.  Following her arrest, Sledge waived her rights and admitted to her role in the murder-for-hire plot.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Deputy Criminal Chief Dave Fulcher prosecuted the case. 


Anonymous said...

The husband probably needs killing.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Who was her boyfriend that paid for Colette and who was the second intended target?

Anonymous said...

Do they allow conjugal visits at that prison? I'm pretty desperate and I like the crazy ones.

Anonymous said...

"Entrapment". Not so. She plead due to overwhelming evidence and will serve 10 years. Entrapment would have resulted in a trial most likely with acquittal. She initiated contact and what your not hearing is that she was probably asked numerous times, "Are you sure you want to do this?"

Anonymous said...

People who yell "entrapment" don't have a clue what it is, but they like to pretend to be lawyerly. Entrapment is actually very rare in the U.S.

Anonymous said...

If you've ever met her husband(soon to be ex), you might would be a little empathetic for her. You'd also probably wonder how it's taken this long. Now the alleged "mister" who moved into the Sledge's old house, on the same plot of land while the Sledges moved into a trailer on the back corner...where is he in all of this? Rumor around town is there may or may not be some money missing and he knows where it is.

The second target? I'm no alphabet agency employee, but my guess would be the boyfriend's wife, who lives in the same pasture.

Anonymous said...

I recall the posters a year ago who said, "I know her and there's no way she would do anything like this".

Dayum, 4:10...Is that YOU lieutenant Tragg? Perry's holding on line 3.

Anonymous said...

If that's the statutory maximum, why the hell did her lawyer advise her to plead guilty? Even Carlos ain't that dense.

Anonymous said...

10 years for wanting and plotting seems harsh, she i assume will do 85%, a long time.

Anonymous said...

Wanting and plotting, hell she thought it was a done deal. Had it not been a law enforcement agent, and a real hitman, the husband would be dead.

Seems Nice but Isn't said...

Never date or marry a crazy woman.

Anonymous said...

Still, though, if she didn't get what she paid for, she ought to get that $10,000 back. Or does some lawboi get to have it for to buy a new tactical play-pretty?

Anonymous said...

9:36 AM, I agree completely. Sounds like some cops are running a scam on people. It is hard enough to find a good hit man without cops scamming people.

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