FDLE arrests husband in murder-for-hire plot

FORT MEADE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tampa Bay and Ft. Myers Regional Operations Centers, with assistance from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, today arrested Vincent Abraham Madhavath, 43, on one count of solicitation to commit murder and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
FDLE Agents began investigating Madhavath after receiving information that he was looking for someone to conduct a “hit” for his friend.   During the course of the two-month-long investigation, an undercover FDLE Agent met with Madhavath on three occasions to discuss the murder of a female.  Madhavath first told the undercover Agent that his “friend” wanted a female killed.  During a subsequent meeting with the undercover agent, Madhavath revealed that the target of the hit was Madhavath’s wife and offered to pay the undercover agent $15,000 for her murder.
Today, Madhavath met with the undercover agent in Fort Meade and gave him a $5,000 down payment for the murder of his wife.  Madhavath and the undercover Agent discussed a staged home invasion in which the undercover Agent was to physically assault Madhavath and kill his wife. 
As Madhavath left the meeting spot, he was apprehended by FDLE agents from the Sebring and Lakeland Field Offices and Polk County Sheriff’s deputies. 
Madhavath was booked into the Polk County Jail.  This case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 10th Judicial Circuit.


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